Sunday, November 15, 2015

Motorhead postpone Paris concert

Motorhead have postponed their November 15 concert at The Zenith in Paris, France in the wake of terrorist attacks in the city.

The Paris show was to be the opening date of Motorhead’s European tour in support of their latest album, “Bad Magic.”

“Due to the serious situation that our brothers and sisters are facing in Paris we have to postpone our gig until January,” said the band. “We are working on locking a date and will give details as soon as we can.”

”Following the tragic events that occurred last night in Paris, the Ministry of Culture has taken the decision to close the Zenith Paris - La Villette on Sunday, November 15,” announced promoters Gerard Drouot Productions. “The official Motorhead concert scheduled is therefore postponed to a later date, probably on 21 January. We will confirm this report shortly."

Religious extremists unleashed a co-ordinated assault on several sites around Paris Friday evening, including an Eagles Of Death Metal show at the Bataclan concert hall.

Latest reports indicate more than 130 people were killed and hundreds injured in the attacks.

Motorhead issued a statement following the chaos, writing "First of all, what can we say? Our hearts go out to all who have suffered in Paris tonight, we are so sorry, it is so utterly horrific.

“Thank you to everyone who has asked about us all, everyone in the Motörcamp is safe although as you have probably heard, Paris and, indeed, France, is understandably on lockdown until local authorities can gauge the full extent of what has occurred. When we have further news, we will let you know. We just hope everyone can heal.”

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