This last weekend the world witnessed the shocking events in Paris, France. Following the attacks that happened in Paris, Foo Fighters announced that the band has canceled the remainder of its European tour. Alarmingly, the band was due to play Paris on Monday night.
Through Facebook and the band’s publicist’s website, the band released 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,” the band added. “This is crazy and it sucks. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was hurt or who lost a loved one.”
The band was due to play four more European dates: two dates in France, the Paris show and in Lyon, plus two additional shows in Italy and Spain.
With relief, it appears that the members of Eagles of Death Metal, who were performing on Friday night at the Bataclan concert hall where terrorists opened fire, are thankfully safe and sound. Julian Dorio, drummer for Eagles of Death Metal, had called his brother from Paris, who relayed to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Julian told him that the band “hit the floor” when they saw the gunman, and then escaped out a backstage door.
English newspaper The Guardian reported that Eagles of Death Metal have since canceled its European tour and plans to return to the U.S.