Motorhead has canceled a Paris show scheduled for tonight (Nov. 15) in the wake of simultaneous terrorist attacks that have left at least 129 dead. Most were killed during a performance by the Eagles of Death Metal, at a venue called Bataclan in the French capital.
Motorhead was set to play at the Zenith, as dates continue in support of their latest album Bad Magic. The band’s buses, trucks and crew were reportedly unable to cross the border, however, after France declared a state of emergency. It now appears that Motorhead will reschedule the concert for a date in January.
Gerard Drouot Productions, the company handling production for the Motorhead stop, confirms that “the Ministry of Culture has taken the decision to close the Zenith” following the tragedy in Paris. “The Motorhead concert scheduled is therefore postponed to a later date, probably on 21 January. We will confirm this report shortly.”
ISIS has taken responsibility for the massacre, which took place in several locations across Paris on Friday (Nov. 13). “We are so sorry; it is so utterly horrific,” Motorhead said in an earlier released statement. “Thank you to everyone who has asked about us all. Everyone in the Motorcamp 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. We just hope everyone can heal.”