Foo Fighters cancel tour dates to pay respect to victims of Paris attacks

The Foo Fighters have announced that they have cancelled the remaining dates of their tour to pay their respect to the recent attacks in Paris.

Spin posted the brief message by the band sent through email:

“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 dates are as follows:

  • November 14 – Turin, Italy @ Pala Alpitour
  • November 16 – Paris, France @ Bercy Arena
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November 17 – Lyon, France @ Halle Tony Garnier
  • November 19 – Barcelona, Spain @ Palau Sant Jordi

Another band that cancelled shows include Coldplay, who were supposed to have a live stream for TIDAL and KROQ.

“All tickets will be valid for the rescheduled show, with details to follow soon. For those of you already down at the venue and those on your way, we’ll play a short set of old material so that your journey isn’t wasted. We send our love and prayers to the people of Paris,” Coldplay said in a statement.

Most casualties from the Paris attacks are from an Eagles of Death Metal concert at The Bataclan concert hall in Paris. At least 118 people were reported dead. Hundreds of others were wounded.

Concert goers who survived shared how the carnage happened. “It was towards the end of the gig and we heard what sounded like firecrackers or fireworks. Everyone thought it was part of the show but then I saw the lead singer’s face drop before he ran off stage and the lights came on,” said concertgoer Hanna Corbett.

“We all just dropped to the floor. We were to the left of the stage in the main standing area and quite near the fire exit. Some managed to crawl out but there was just a pile of people by the fire exit. We didn’t know what we were crawling over. Then when we got out there were just people running for their lives. It was quite disturbing.”