EoDM Suspend Tour After Paris Attacks

Eagles of Death Metal has canceled all of its European dates following the terrorist attacks in Paris. The band’s concert at Le Bataclan was one of several locations that were attacked in the French capital Friday evening.

The Associated Press reported Saturday that 89 victims were killed at the concert hall alone. The total death toll was at 129 as of Sunday, according to CNN. The attacks left 352 wounded, including 99 who “are in a very serious condition.”

All members of the Eagles of Death Metal escaped the attack. One of the victims who died was the band’s merchandise manager, Nick Alexander

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Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur, which promoted the EoDM tour in Germany, released a statement to offer commiserations and support the band’s decision: “Our thoughts and our heartfelt sympathy go out to the victims of the deadly Attacks on le Bataclan and the concert of Eagles of Death Metal.”

The statement also says that the band will speak out on the tragic events in the near future.

Deftones was supposed to play three gigs in a row at Le Bataclan. A few members of the group were in the audience at Eagles Of Death Metal’s tragic show. After posting that all of the band and crew were safe and accounted for, Deftones announced Sunday that it was canceling its appearances at the venue.

“Some of us were in attendance at the Le Bataclan, and the rest of our family, just blocks away on this night,” Deftones posted on Facebook. 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.”

Twenty One Pilots from Columbus canceled their German concerts as well.

“Our hearts hang heavy in the chests of myself and Josh along with the crew traveling with us in Europe this month. The attacks that happened in Paris have shaken us and knocked our entire team down. In reflection of the events we have chosen to cancel the upcoming shows this week in Europe. We will be returning in February as scheduled and we do not plan on letting that change. It might feel like we are down for now but in this moment it is important to focus, to breathe and to be there for the ones who need us. Together we rise back up with all of you. Germany, we will see you in February,” the band said in a statement.

Other bands that canceled concerts included U2, which was scheduled to play the  on Saturday, Nov.14, and Foo Fighters which would have played there two days later. 

Brantley Gilbert announced Saturday that he was postponing the remaining dates on his European tour. He had gigs scheduled this week in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London.

has also canceled his solo European tour – “Prince Spotlight: Piano & A Microphone,” which was supposed to include stops in Scotland, England and Austria. A post on Wiener Konzerthaus’ website says, “Due to the tragic events in Paris, the tour promoter has decided to postpone the upcoming European tour until further notice.”

The Bataclan posted the following message on Twitter and Facebook Monday as its first statement on the attack, translated by Buzzfeed:

“Dear friends, No words can express the level of sadness we feel. Our thoughts go to the victims, to those injured and to their loved ones.

Many of you want to come to the Bataclan, but unfortunately the authorities still need to work on site.

We will keep you informed as soon as it’s possible for you to come and mourn in front of the concert hall. Thank you for your support, which deeply affects us.