Foo Fighters Cancel European Tour After Paris Attacks — SEE STATEMENT
The Foo Fighters have canceled their European tour in the wake of the Paris attacks.
In a statement posted to Facebook on Saturday, the band said, “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,” continued the message. “Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was hurt or who lost a loved one.” An abbreviated version of the statement also appeared on the Foo Fighters Twitter account.
The group was in the midst of its “Sonic Highways World Tour,” and had only a handful of dates left. The rock band was scheduled to perform in Italy on Saturday, before a show in Paris on Monday. The tour then would have taken them to Lyon, followed by the last show in Barcelona.
The announcement came after U2 canceled its own Paris concert, which was slated to be taped on Saturday for an HBO special airing in the U.S. at night. Coldplay also called off a show, which was to be live streamed in Los Angeles. Justin Bieber, meanwhile, moved forward with his planned live stream from the Staples Center, as Gossip Cop previously reported.