Brantley Gilbert Postpones European Black Out Tour Dates After Paris Terrorist Attacks
Gilbert kicked off his Black Out Tour in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on Nov. 11. Also this week, he played Hamburg, Germany, on Nov. 12 and Munich, Germany, on Nov. 13. Dates in Germany, Scotland and England from mid- to late November will be affected by the postponements; a complete list of postponed tour dates is below.
"Out of respect for the lives lost in yesterday's terrorist attacks, we have decided to postpone the rest of our European dates," Gilbert writes on Facebook. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of France at this tragic time. WE WILL BE BACK."
Gilbert will begin the North American leg of his Black Out Tour in 2016, on Jan. 28 in Saginaw, Mich. Shows in the U.S. and Canada are currently scheduled through the end of April.
On Friday, at approximately 9PM Paris time, six coordinated attacks took place throughout the city — including at an Eagles of Death Metal concert. According to the Guardian, 129 people have died and 352 are injured, 99 critically. ISIS has claimed responsibility.
The effects of these attacks have been felt heavily throughout the music world: While all of the members of the Eagles of Death Metal are safe, Nick Alexander, the band's merch guy, was killed. Mercury Records executive Thomas Ayad and French music journalist William B. Decherf are also among the dead. U2 and the Foo Fighters are some of the other artists who have canceled concerts in light of the tragedy.
Brantley Gilbert, 2015-2016 Black Out Tour Postponed Dates:
Nov. 14 — Stuttgart, Germany @ Im Wizemann
Nov. 17 — Glasgow, Scotland, UK @ Oran Mor
Nov. 18 — Manchester, England, UK @ Manchester Academy
Nov. 19 — Birmingham, England, UK @ Birmingham Institute
Nov. 20 — London, England, UK @ O2 Shephard’s Bush Empire
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