November 14, 2015


Deftones Members Escape Paris Venue 15 Minutes Before Terrorist Attack

David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns via Getty Images
David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns via Getty Images

UPDATE: Deftones left the following message on their Facebook page saying the band and crew are all safe and accounted for after reportedly leaving Paris' Le Bataclan concert hall 15 minutes before a terrorist attack:

"Thank for all your inquiries on our well being. Band/Crew all safe and accounted for at this time. Prayers for those affected in these tragic events."

Original Story: Members of veteran hard-rock group Deftones were reportedly at Le Bataclan, the site of a terrorist attack in Paris on Friday night (Nov. 13), 15 minutes before hostages were taken at the venue.

According to the L.A. Times, three members of the band and crew were attending the Eagles of Death Metal concert on Friday night, but left Bataclan 15 minutes before the terrorist attack began. Aaron Harris, who is drumming with the group, said that everything seemed normal at the show, but when he returned to his hotel after the concert, employees quickly brought him inside.

Deftones were scheduled to perform at Le Bataclan for three straight nights beginning on Saturday (Nov. 14). The members of Eagles of Death Metal escaped the terrorist attack, which reportedly claimed the lives of at least 35 people inside the venue.

French President François Hollande has declared a state of emergency for the city, and France's borders have been closed. Multiple terrorist attacks occurred in Paris on Friday night, including at a soccer stadium, although the Bataclan attack has the highest death toll