The Foo Fighters took to their Facebook page to post the following:
“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.”
The cancelled remaining tour dates were as follows:
November 14 – Turin, Italy @ Pala Alpitour
November 16 – Paris, France @ Bercy Arena
November 17 – Lyon, France @ Halle Tony Garnier
November 19 – Barcelona, Spain @ Palau Sant Jordi
U2 has also canceled its Saturday night concert in Paris that was set to be broadcast as an HBO special later that day.
The band has issued the following statement:
“We watched in disbelief and shock at the unfolding events in Paris and our hearts go out to all the victims and their families across the city tonight. We are devastated at the loss of life at the Eagles of Death Metal concert and our thoughts and prayers are with the band and their fans. And we hope and pray that all of our fans in Paris are safe.”
At least 127 people are dead and 362 are injured in the wake of six attacks on the French capital yesterday (November 13, 2015).
In one of those attacks, gunmen took hostages and opened fire on a crowd at the Bataclan concert hall, where the band Eagles of Death Metal were playing. According to the Los Angeles Times, the band members are reportedly safe, but sadly, over 100 people lost their lives at the show.
Sending much love to Paris and all those suffering right now.