The Following Artists Have Canceled Shows in the Wake of the Paris Attacks
The horror of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris is still echoing throughout the world. Given the shock of this terrible tragedy, it is understandable that bands are canceling shows in Paris and around Europe in general, both in fear for their safety and out of respect for those killed or hurt in the attacks.
Here’s a round-up of artists whose tour schedules have been canceled in the wake of the attacks:
Foo Fighters have canceled the remainder of their European tour, issuing the following statement:
It is with profound sadness and heartfelt concern for everyone in Paris that we have been forced to announce the cancellation of the rest of our tour. In light of this senseless violence, the closing of borders, and international mourning, we can’t continue right now. There is no other way to say it. This is crazy and it sucks. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was hurt or who lost a loved one.
In Flames canceled their Saturday show in Nancy, France, but appear to have continued their tour, playing Switzerland last night. Keep up with the band here. They issued the following statement:
In the light of the absolutely horrific events in Paris last night, we have decided to cancel tonights show in Nancy.
We will spend the day thinking of our friends, colleagues, fans and families that were affected.
Five Finger Death Punch canceled their show in Stasbourg last night, but appear to be continuing their tour with Luxembourg tonight. Information can be found here. The band issued the following statement:
We followed the tragic events in Paris Friday night with great sadness. We are devastated at the loss of life and have friends and fans who were at the concert. Out of respect for the victims and to observe France’s 3 national days of mourning, we will be postponing our show in Strasbourg Sunday night, November 15th. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and those affected by the terror attacks in France. Please stay tuned to www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com for more info as we have it.
Papa Roach canceled their Saturday show in Liles. No word has come out about the band’s scheduled show in Paris tonight. Keep up with them here.
We heard about the tragedy in Paris last night after our show in Frankfurt with great sadness. We are devastated at the loss of life and had friends and fans who were at the Eagles of Death Metal concert. Out of respect for the victims and the French three days of national mourning, we will be canceling our show in Lille Sunday night, November 15th. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and those affected by the terrorist attacks in Paris. Info on refunds will be posted in the next few days. We hope to know about our Paris show tomorrow. #Jesuis #Paris #PrayForParis
Marilyn Manson has cancelled tonight’s show at Le Zenith in Paris. Remaining dates can be found here. The band issued the following statement:
“Due to the recent events in Paris, Marilyn Manson’s show scheduled for Nov 16 at Le Zenith in Paris has been cancelled. Marilyn Manson will resume the tour in Brussels on Nov 18.”
Motörhead canceled last night’s show in Paris. You can keep up with them here. The band issued the following statement:
“Due to the serious situation that our brothers and sisters are facing in Paris we have to postpone our gig until January. We are working on locking a date and will give details as soon as we can.”
Finally, Deftones have canceled their European tour, including a three-day residency at Le Bataclan. The band has issued the following statement:
“Hello all- Much has been said, as well as seen, on every media outlet about the events in Paris. Some of us were in attendance at the Le Bataclan, and the rest of our family, just blocks away on this night. We have been to Paris many, many times, and we’ve had some of the most amazing shows in this tremendously electric city.
With this being said, and with our deepest condolences, love and respect to everyone affected, and to all of us who share this planet, we must return home to our loved ones. We will return when appropriate.
For ticket holders, we will have more information soon, so please hang tight.
Until then, please never forget the power of gathering, and one of the most unbelievable feelings of all: that P.M.A.
With much love and respect, Deftones“
Update: Every Time I Die have also canceled all of their overseas shows in the foreseeable future. The band said the following:
“In light of current world events we have decided to postpone some of our upcoming shows in order to be with our families back at home. If you had planned to come see us, we are incredibly sorry for disappointing you. Londoners, the tickets you have purchased for this week will be honored on the new dates so please hold onto them, though refunds will be available if you cannot make it. To the people of Birmingham and Reykjavik, we sadly cannot make these exact club shows happen. Refunds are available at point of purchase. Please bear with us for the moment. These are strange times. ETID.”
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