Deftones, who had been scheduled for a three-night run at the Paris concert venue where dozens of fans were killed by terrorists at an Eagles of Death Metal show last night, have cancelled their remaining European tour dates to return home, according a promoter who spoke to the French wire service Agency France Presse.
Members of the Deftones band and crew had been at the Eagles of Death Metal concert at Paris’ Le Bataclan Friday just 15 minutes before the gunmen opened fire, as a series of coordinated attacks erupted across Paris and took the lives of over a hundred. Deftones took to Facebook to confirm they and their touring staff were unharmed, writing, “Band/Crew all safe and accounted for at this time. Prayers for those affected in these tragic events.”
Deftones were supposed to perform at Le Bataclan tonight, tomorrow, and Monday night. The tour had been scheduled to run through Nov. 21 with a date in London.
Deftones' Chino Moreno also called into a Sacramento, Calif. TV station yesterday to confirm the band’s safety, and share that he was eager to leave Paris with his family as soon as the French borders, which were closed due to the attacks, were reopened.
In the wake of the terrorism in Paris, Eagles of Death Metal and Foo Fighters have reportedly cancelled the remainders of their European tours. U2 cancelled a concert in Paris tonight. Eagles of Death Metal’s band members are all said to be safe, but the crew member handling merch, Nick Alexander, was killed.