Paris Attacks: Foo Fighters Cancel European Tour Dates
"This is crazy and it sucks."
The Foo Fighters have canceled the remainder of their tour following the tragic attacks in Paris on Friday, Nov. 13.
The rock band had four remaining concerts in Europe, including a show at Paris’ AccorHotels Arena on Aug. 16 and another the following day at Halle Tony Garnier in Lyon. Other dates included stops 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,” Foo Fighters wrote in a statement. “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.”
At least 127 people are reported dead after a mass shooting at Le Bataclan theater. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the violence, CNN reports. Eagles of Death Metal reportedly escaped the theater unharmed. U2 was scheduled to film a live concert special for HBO in Paris on Saturday night, and now that show has been canceled.
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.