Eagles of Death Metal Cancel European Tour Following Massacre at Paris Concert
Following the gruesome attack at their concert at Le Bataclan in Paris on Friday, Nov. 13, Eagles of Death Metal have canceled the rest of their European tour and are returning home, according to the AFP.
The band was scheduled to play a show in Tourcoing in France tonight, with more stops across Europe through Dec. 10. A list of affected concerts can be seen at the band’s Facebook.
Eagles of Death Metal were playing a show at the Paris venue when four gunmen began shooting, resulting in the deaths of 87 people in attendance. The tragedy was one in a series of coordinated terrorist attacks across the French capital, which have led to a death toll of at least 127.
David Ian Hughes, the brother of Eagles of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes, said the band made it out of the venue safely in a post to his Facebook:
Jesse Hughes is ok. I spoke to him about an hour ago. The band is ok too. I hold out hope that as many people as possible make it out ok, as well. As the situation is still developing, I can not say much else.
Deftones were present at EODM’s concert on Friday and were scheduled to play a three-night residency at Le Bataclan in the coming days. Those shows have been canceled.
In a post to their Facebook, Deftones reported their band and crew members also made it out of the venue unscathed. "Thank for all your inquiries on our well being," they wrote. "Band/Crew all safe and accounted for at this time. Prayers for those affected in these tragic events."