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Paris Attacks: Motorhead, Foo Fighters and Coldplay Cancel Concerts

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More bands have joined U2 in cancelling their concerts in the wake of the Paris attacks.

Foo Fighters, who were due to perform in Paris on November 16, have called off the remaining dates of their European tour “in light of this senseless violence”.

Motorhead, who were scheduled to perform in Paris on November 15, will now play there in January.

Coldplay, meanwhile, called off a live stream of a concert “out of respect for the terrible events in Paris”.

Last week’s attacks in the French capital hit a concert hall, a stadium, restaurants and bars.

Of the 129 people killed, 89 died when gunmen stormed the Bataclan concert venue where rock band Eagles of Death Metal were performing.

Members of Eagles of Death Metal escaped unhurt.

Foo Fighters wrote on the band’s Facebook page: “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.

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“In light of this senseless violence, the closing of borders, and international mourning, we can’t continue right now.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was hurt or who lost a loved one.”

Foo Fighters had been due to perform in Turin on November 15, with two dates in France on November 16 and 17.

Motorhead tweeted: “Due to the serious situation in Paris we have to postpone our gig until January.

“We are rescheduling and will give details ASAP.”

Deftones, who had been scheduled to play two shows at the Bataclan on November 15 and 16 and were in Paris at the time of the attacks, have also called off their shows.

The metal band wrote on Facebook: “Thank for all your inquiries on our wellbeing.

“Band/Crew all safe and accounted for at this time. Prayers for those affected in these tragic events.”

Coldplay, meanwhile, called off a live stream of a concert at the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles.

The concert was to have been beamed to fans across the world, but was not made available “out of respect for those affected”.

However, Coldplay did play a short, unbroadcast set for those already at the venue on November 14 “so that [their] journey [wasn’t] wasted”.


U2, who had been due to perform in Paris on November 14, instead spent the evening laying flowers near the Bataclan concert hall.

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