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Foo Fighters Cancel European Tour Following Paris Attacks

Following the attacks in Paris that have left at least 120 people dead, Foo Fighters has canceled the remainder of their European tour.  The band was scheduled to play Paris on Monday.

In a message on Facebook and on their publicist's website, the band said in a 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 had four remaining shows in Europe, including the Paris show, one in Lyon, France, and two shows in Italy and Spain.

Meanwhile, the members of Eagles of Death Metal, who were performing at the Bataclan concert hall where terrorists opened fire and took hostages,  are apparently safe.  The brother of drummer Julian Dorio told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Julian called him from Paris and told him that the band "hit the floor" when they saw the gunman, and then escaped out a backstage door.

The British paper The Guardian reports that Eagles of Death Metal have canceled their European tour as well, and the band plans to return to the U.S.

 

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