Foo Fighters, who are close friends with members of Eagles of Death Metal, have announced the cancellation of the rest of its current European tour in light of the Paris terrorist attacks on Nov. 13, the band said in a statement on its Facebook page today (Nov. 14).
“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 on Facebook. “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.”
Foo Fighters had been scheduled to perform at the AccorHotels Arena on Monday (Nov. 16) in Paris, the city where terrorist gunmen killed dozens of rock fans at an Eagles of Death Metal concert among a series of coordinated attacks across the French city that took the lives of over a hundred people.
Foo Fighters concerts in Turin, Italy tonight, Lyon, France (Nov. 17) and Barcelona, Spain (Nov. 19) also appear to be among the cancelled dates.
Dave Grohl and co.’s cancellations follow news that U2 postponed a Paris concert scheduled for tonight (Nov. 14) and Coldplay curtailed and rescheduled a planned Los Angeles gig last night (Nov. 13) in reaction to the horrific attacks in France.
Foo frontman Grohl was once a member of Queens of the Stone Age, the main band of Eagle of Death Metal’s Josh Homme. Grohl and Homme also made an album as Them Crooked Vultures with Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones. Homme was not on tour with Eagles of Death Metal when the violence erupted last night.