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In Memoriam: Andy Pollard, Foo Fighters Stage Manager

FOH Staff • News • June 21, 2021

Foo Fighters honored Andy Pollard with the NYC tribute pictured here

NEW YORK – Longtime touring stage manager Andy Pollard passed away on June 18. He had been scheduled to work the Foo Fighters Madison Square Garden show over the weekend to mark concerts returning to the NYC venue after almost 500 days. The band honored Pollard with the tribute in NYC pictured here.

The Foo Fighters dedicated their Garden show on June 20 — the first full-capacity show to rock the venue since the shutdowns began — to their late tour manager. According to Pollard’s LinkedIn profile, he served diligently as a stage manager and lighting crew chief for 20 years. Along with the 12 years supporting Foo Fighters, Pollard stage managed for acts including Nine Inch Nails, Beck, Arcade Fire, Tenacious D and Kings of Leon — on top of working lights for Arctic Monkeys, Bjork, Iggy Pop and more.

“We are shocked and devastated by this loss,” the Foo Fighters released in a statement. “We can’t imagine being onstage without Andy there by our side. He was not only a key member of our team but a dear friend and wonderful father. Our hearts go out to his partner Sophie Peacock, their children Arlo and Ren, and his family and loved ones.”

Funeral arrangements are not known at this time. More details will be added to this post as they become known.

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