U2 and Coldplay had scheduled concerts in Paris which they canceled after the horrific attacks in Paris that happened on Friday, mainly for safety concerns but also for sympathy for the ones whose life ended tragically that night.
“As a result of the ongoing state of emergency across France, the U2 Paris concert scheduled for 14th November will not be going ahead as planned,” stated their rep. “We watched in disbelief and shock at the unfolding events in Paris and our hearts go out to all the victims and their families across the city tonight,” U2 said in a statement on Friday.
The show was supposed to be aired live on HBO, and it will be postponed and held in some more appropriate time. Coldplay had scheduled concert in L.A. which was supposed to be streamed live on Friday but they also postponed it out of respect for the terrible tragedy that happened in Paris.
Foo Fighters posted on Facebook that they are canceling remaining concerts of their tour. This is what they wrote on their 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. 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.”
Lionsgate decided that they will cancel parts of their premiere after terror attacks. They will not do red carpet interviews. This is what they said: “Out of respect for the very recent events in Paris, we have decided to modify our red carpet and we will not conduct interviews at Monday’s Mockingjay 2premiere,” a rep from Lionsgate said in a statement. “We will proceed with the rest of the event as planned in honor of the incredible fans who have always supported our films with such passion.”