Foo Fighters Cancel European Tour After Paris Attacks, U2 Cancels HBO Show But Honors Victims
Sadly, life will not return to normal in the near future for Paris, France and much of Europe following the terrorist attacks that rocked the City of Lights. The world of entertainment has also been impacted by the horrific massacre in Paris.
The Foo Fighters have canceled the remainder of their European tour following the tragic attacks in Paris. The rock band had four remaining concerts in Europe, including a show at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris on November 16, followed the next night by a concert at Halle Tony Garnier in Lyon, France. However with the French border being closed and the possibility of danger, the band canceled those shows as well as ones in Italy and Spain.
“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.”
Grohl is connected to the tragedy in Paris, on several occasions he has played with the Eagles of Death Metal, the band that was performing at the Bataclan concert hall when terrorists attacked the venue.
The Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman was scheduled to appear at the premiere and junket interviews for her new movie “Jane Got a Gun” on Monday in Paris, but that was canceled out of respect for the victims. Twentieth Century Fox canceled a photo call for the film “Bridge of Spies,” where Steven Spielberg, Mark Rylance and Amy Ryan were scheduled to appear in paris on Sunday.
U2 was set to film a live concert special for HBO in Paris on Saturday night, but have cancelled the show following the mass murder. The members of the group did come out to the Bataclan concert hall to place flowers for the deceased victims.
— Nicola Bardon (@NicolaBardon) November 14, 2015