The music world has begun to respond to the Paris terror attacks, with high profile gigs in Paris being cancelled.
At least 80 gig-goers were killed by terrorists last night at an Eagles Of Death Metal gig at the Bataclan. Deftones were due to play the same venue tonight, but that show has now been cancelled.
U2 – who were due to play two huge shows tonight and tomorrow night at the Paris Accorhotels Arena – have also cancelled their dates in the wake of the attacks.
In a statement, U2 said:
We are 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
Foo Fighters have cancelled the remaining dates of their European tour, which included a date at the Paris Accorhotels Arena on Monday. They 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 who lost a loved one.
Amongst other gigs in Paris to be cancelled are Lapsley’s gig at La Boule Noire and Electric Six at Badaboum.
Here’s a list of all the Paris gig cancellations that have been confirmed so far:
U2, Accorhotels Arena
Deftones and 65daysofstatic, Le Bataclan
24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth, Eiffel Tower
Låpsley, La Boule Noire
The Dø, L’Olympia
Impulse Festival, La Gaîté Lyrique
Festival Les Inrock, La Cigale
Bondax and Bodhi, Showcase
Electric Six, Badaboum
Lindstrøm, La Machine du Moulin Rouge
Shannon & The Clams, La Maroquinerie
Le Butcherettes, Point Ephémère
Soprano, Zénith de Paris
Oxia and Totem, Faust
Les Ambassadeurs, Philharmonie De Paris
Minimum Syndicat, Point Ephémère
The shocking attack on the Bataclan last night was part of a co-ordinated series of attacks across Paris, which has effectively left the city in lockdown.