Simple Plan have cancelled their show in Paris – a private party, with Hyphen Hyphen – tonight (Monday 16th November), following the attacks on Friday (13th November) that saw over 100 people killed.
The band published the following statement over the weekend:
“Due to the tragic events that happened in Paris last night and after consulting with our friends and partners at Warner Music France, we have decided to cancel our concert scheduled for Monday evening in Paris. The safety and well-being of our fans are always our absolute priority.
“We are struggling to find the right words to express our sadness and the horror we feel when faced with such senseless violence. This tragedy hits very close to home, as we had the privilege to perform at Bataclan in 2008.
“We are devastated that music fans and artists were targeted by these attacks. In these difficult moments, our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to the victims and their families, to all our French fans and friends that we love so much and more specifically, to our friend and promoter Arnaud, from “Nous Productions”, who is fighting for his life today.
We have informed our friends at Warner Music France of our desire to come back as soon as possible to Paris, when the time is right.
“We stand with you Paris, united and in solidarity.”
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— Simple Plan (@simpleplan) November 14, 2015
Simple Plan are currently working on their fifth studio album, the follow up to 2011’s ‘Get Your Heart On!’.