Titus Andronicus have cancelled their show at La Mecanique Ondulatoire in Paris tomorrow (Wednesday 18th November), following the attacks on Friday (13th November) that saw over 100 people killed.
“It is not a decision we have arrived at flippantly but, after much soul-searching and hand-wringing, we see no other recourse,” they explain in a statement.
“The terrorist attacks of last week have shaken us deeply, surely placing us in the majority of musicians around the globe. Music and art should offer a safe haven from the world’s many worries and woes, wherein Artist and Audience alike can find empowerment in their vulnerability.
“The brutal assault on this sacred space offers no clear path forward and, without precedent to guide us, we must err on the side of caution, for the sake of our fans, our touring staff, and the venue staff, in addition to ourselves.”
Refunds will be available at point of purchase.
Titus Andronicus will play a last-minute show at London’s Old Blue Last tonight (Tuesday 17th November), announced yesterday morning. It’ll kick off at 8pm, and entry is free.
They released their new album, ‘The Most Lamentable Tragedy’ earlier this year trough Merge Records.