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Five Finger Death Punch cancel French show

Rockers Five Finger Death Punch have joined the Deftones, U2 and Motorhead by scrapping a weekend French show following the terrorist attacks on Paris on Friday (13Nov15).

The group was scheduled to perform in Strasbourg on Sunday (15Nov15), but the concert was canceled hours before the group was scheduled to hit the stage.


"We followed the tragic events in Paris Friday night with great sadness," a statement from the band reads. "We are devastated at the loss of life and have friends and fans who were at the concert.


"Out of respect for the victims and to observe France's three national days of mourning, we will be postponing our show in Strasbourg Sunday night, November 15th. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and those affected by the terror attacks in France."


More than 130 people were killed in a wave of terror in Paris. Many of those were concertgoers at an Eagles of Death Metal gig at the Bataclan theater, which ISIS followers stormed and opened fire.


The group's merchandise man, Nick Alexander, was among those who lost their lives.


U2 and the Deftones canceled shows on Saturday, while Motorhead axed a concert at the Zenith venue on Sunday. The Deftones were also scheduled to perform at the Bataclan on Monday (16Nov15). That gig has also been scrapped.


Meanwhile, Friday's atrocities have prompted country singer Brantley Gilbert to cancel an upcoming European tour.


"Out of respect for the lives lost in yesterday's terrorist attacks, we have decided to postpone the rest of our European dates," he posted on Facebook on Saturday (14Nov15). "Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of France at this tragic time. WE WILL BE BACK."


Gilbert scrapped his show in Germany on Saturday night and has postponed upcoming shows in Scotland, and England. Foo Fighters have also scrapped a series of European shows in the wake of the terrorist attacks.