Both the Foo Fighters and U2 have canceled their upcoming shows in Paris due to the tragic and horrific attacks of Friday.
The Foo Fighters and U2 have canceled their upcoming concerts in Paris because of the recent terror attacks on the city. Both bands announced their cancellation plans within 12 hours of one another. U2 was scheduled to perform on Saturday night.
The U2 concert was also scheduled to be shown live on HBO, according to USA Today. Both U2 and HBO made public announcements that the televised concert will still be shown but at a time that both the television network and the band consider appropriate.
The band’s statement said, “We watched in disbelief and shock at the unfolding events in Paris and our hearts go out to all of the victims and their families across the city tonight. We were 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.”
The California band, Eagles of Death Metal, were performing on Friday night in Paris before a sold out show of 1,500 at the club called Le Bataclan. During the concert, gunman entered the club and immediately opened fire. Over 100 people were murdered and the rest were held hostage until the gunman were killed in a shootout with police.
Twelve hours following the U2 and HBO announcement, The Foo Fighters announced that they were canceling the remainder of their tour. The popular band was scheduled to play in Paris as well and decided, like U2, that it was not the right time to do so.
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. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was hurt or lost a loved one.”