Foo Fighters Cancel Remainder of European Tour in Wake of Paris Attacks

by Desiree Murphy 9:41 AM PST, November 14, 2015
Playing Foo Fighters Cancel Remainder of European Tour in Wake of Paris Attacks

The Foo Fighters have canceled the rest of their European tour following the deadly city-wide terrorist attacks in Paris, France. The rock band took to their official Facebook page on Saturday to announce the news.

"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," the statement read. "In light of this senseless violence, the closing of borders, and international mourning, we can't continue right now."

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"There is no other way to say it," the post continued. "This is crazy and it sucks. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was hurt or who lost a loved one."

It is with profound sadness and heartfelt concern for everyone in Paris that we have been forced to announce the...

Posted by Foo Fighters onSaturday, November 14, 2015

The band, led by singer Dave Grohl, was scheduled to play four more shows, including one in Turin, Italy, on Saturday, and two concerts in Paris next week. Their last show was scheduled for Thursday in Barcelona, Spain.

This decision is just one of many by bands and artists who have decided to postpone or cancel shows in wake of the heartbreaking events.

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Canadian rock band Simple Plan were set to play a private show in Paris on Monday, but also announced the cancellation over social media on Saturday.

"Because of the tragic events that took place in Paris last night and after consultation with our friends and partners of Warner Music France, we took the decision to cancel our concert scheduled for Monday evening in Paris," the post read. "The safety and well-being of our fans are always our top priorities and that is why we have chosen not to go forward with our show."

En raison des événements tragiques qui se sont déroulés à Paris hier soir et après avoir consulté nos amis et...

Posted by Simple Plan onSaturday, November 14, 2015

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U2 was scheduled to play the AccorHotels Arena on Saturday and Sunday as part of their iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour, but canceled their sold-out Saturday show -- which was supposed to be broadcast live on HBO -- upon hearing the news.

"As a result of the ongoing state of emergency across France, the U2 Paris concert scheduled for 14th November will not be going ahead as planned," a statement on the band's website read. "U2 and Live Nation, along with HBO who were due to live broadcast the Saturday concert, are fully resolved to go ahead with this show at an appropriate time."

Coldplay postponed their livestream concert in Los Angeles, and instead played a short, intimate set for ticketholders who were already en route to the show. Singer Chris Martin opened the show with a moment of silence for the people of Paris, before beginning the set with an acoustic version of John Lennon's "Imagine" in tribute.

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As ET previously reported, the President of France declared a state of emergency on Friday after a series of shootings and explosions began at multiple sites throughout the city, including the Stade de France and Bataclan concert hall. More than 100 people were killed at the Bataclan venue, where an Eagles of Death Metal show was taking place.