How to watch the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert in Canada

The first of two tribute concerts for late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins happens tomorrow (September 3) at Wembley Stadium in London. It will be a worldwide Live Aid-like event that runs for hours and will feature all sorts of special guests.

The lineup includes Travis Barker, Martin Chambers, Josh Freese, Violet Grohl, Justin Hawkins, Shane Hawkins (Taylor’s son), James Gang, Brian Johnson, Kesha, Lars Ulrich, Luke Spiller, Nandi Bushell, Chris Chaney, Stewart Copeland, Liam Gallagher, Omar Hakim, Joshua Homme, Chrissie Hynde, Alain Johannes, John Paul Jones, Greg Kurstin, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen, Rufus Taylor (Roger’s son), Krist Novoselic, Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Supergrass, The James Gang, Wolfgang Van Halen, and Chevy Metal along with special appearances by Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock.

If you’re in Canada, the show begins at 11:30 EDT (4:30 pm in Britain).

Okay, so where can we watch it? They’re not making it easy for Canadians.

  • Paramount+ (America will be able to see it live on Paramount+. The rest of the world will be able to access the show on-demand later. Kinda stupid, no?)
  • MTV YouTube Channels (Globally. Here’s one that you can cast to your TV. According to the program guide on my TV, the regular MTV Canada cable channel will be running a marathon of Ridiculousness. Fantastic.)
  • Pluto TV (Internationally–except Canada, apparently.)

There will be a one-hour special summarizing the show on CBS starting at 9 pm EDT Saturday night. MTV will run an extended two-hour London special at some point in September.

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9 thoughts on “How to watch the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert in Canada

  • Hi there.

    I was wondering if you could advise me if and when there might be an Encore performance of the Taylor Hawkins Tribute concert in London.

    If you could be able to tell me what channel on TV in Canada I could watch it and the dates and times too.

    Thank you in advance.

    Marzena ([email protected])

    • Good question. MTV will have a two-hour highlight show later this month. That’s all I know.

  • Paramount + in Canada doesn’t appear to have the concert on-demand, as promised it would be available globally after the 3rd. I just signed up for the free trial to access and the search returns nada. Unless I’m doing something wrong.

    Your thoughts?

  • Typical that it won’t be available in Canada. We miss a lot of good stuff. How effed up is all our licensing regulations and crap like that??

  • I bought Paramount Plus for a year a couple of weeks ago on the information that the concert would be available internationally at 5 pm on September 3. Canada seems to be in some limbo where it’s not the US and not “international”. So disappointing. I’ve confirmed its on Paramount Plus when I’m connected to a VPN in the UK.

  • Hi, does anyone know if the LA show will be live streamed?

    • Not yet. Expect details to be released about a week ahead of time.

  • Still not on Paramount+ in Canada nor CTV (MTV) as of Sept 8. Pluto TV doesn’t work in Canada anymore, as far as I can tell. I’d be happy to buy the thing if it gets turned into a concert film or pay whatever service it finally shows up on (if it ever does). I’m trying to find someone to give my money to but stupid corporatism can’t sort it out. I’m sure if Dave knew he would not be happy.

  • Any news on how to watch the LA Hawkins tribute concert live, or later replay, here in Canada, please?

    It starts 10 PM Eastern, and I have to assume it’ll be live on MTV YouTube like Sept 3.


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