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Le Bataclan owners release statement on Paris tragedy

Posted by on November 16, 2015

For the first time since Friday’s deadly terror attacks in Paris that killed at least 129 people, the owners of Le Bataclan, where the worst of the attacks occurred during an Eagles of Death Metal show, have issued a statement via Twitter. Here’s their statement, which was translated via Buzzfeed.

Dear friends, No words can express the level of sadness we feel.

Our thoughts go to the victims, to those injured and to their loved ones. Many of you want to come to the Bataclan, but unfortunately the authorities still need to work on site. We will keep you informed as soon as it’s possible for you to come and mourn in front of the concert hall.

Thank you for your support, which deeply affects us.

While Deftones cancelled their European tour, which would have found them playing at Bataclan for three days starting the day after the massacre, other bands are planning to play Paris when the ban on concerts is lifted, starting today. Le Zenith, another Paris venue was supposed to host Marilyn Manson tonight, but that show has been cancelled. However, British band Simply Red is scheduled to play there tomorrow, stating via Facebook that “we would like to say that our intention is very much for the show to go ahead unless the authorities tell us we can’t. We will update you as and when we know more.”

[pic via dailymail.co.uk]

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