Both the Foo Fighters and Deftones have cancelled the remainder of their shows in Europe. This comes after the acts of terror that took place in Paris this past Friday, where a brutal attack took place at the Batlacan Theater where Eagles of Death Metal played to a sold-out crowd.
Said Dave Grohl via Facebook:
“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.”
The statement from the Deftones camp reveal how close to home the attacks were:
“Much has been said, as well as seen, on every media outlet about the events in Paris. Some of us were in attendance at the Le Bataclan, and the rest of our family, just blocks away on this night. We have been to Paris many, many times, and we’ve had some of the most amazing shows in this tremendously electric city.
With this being said, and with our deepest condolences, love and respect to everyone affected, and to all of us who share this planet, we must return home to our loved ones. We will return when appropriate.
For ticket holders, we will have more information soon, so please hang tight.
Until then, please never forget the power of gathering, and one of the most unbelievable feelings of all: that P.M.A.”
The attacks took the life of Eagles of Death Metal merch manager Nick Alexander, and Mercury Records international product manager Thomas Ayad, among many others.