Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Brantley Gilbert Postpones European Tour After Paris Attacks

Brantley Gilbert Postpones European Tour After Paris Attacks:

Following the deadly terrorist attacks that shook Paris on Friday, Brantley Gilbert has decided to put his European tour on hold.

"Out of respect for the lives lost in yesterdays terrorist attacks, we have decided to postpone the rest of our European dates," Gilbert posted on Facebook this weekend. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of France at this tragic time. WE WILL BE BACK."

Affected dates on Gilbert's Black Out Tour include shows in Glasgow, Scotland (November 17th); Manchester, England (November 18th); Birmingham, England (November 19th) and London (November 20th). The tour launched Wednesday in Amsterdam, visiting the German cities of Hamburg and Munich, but canceled a date in Stuttgart following the attacks. The Black Out Tour will kick off in the United States on January 28th with a show at the Dow Event Center in Saginaw, Michigan.

Singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves is also currently on tour in Europe, but so far has indicated that she plans to see it through. On November 15th, she tweeted, "Thanks for comin' sold out and strong tonight, Glasgow. We all needed some cheer. There's no way I'd cancel on you!" Musgraves has additional dates left in the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands.

Several other country and Americana artists will be making their way to Europe for tours starting in January, including the Cadillac Three, Lindi Ortega and Jason Isbell, who has a show booked in Paris on January 18th.

The six coordinated attacks, which left more than 100 dead, included a violent hostage situation at an Eagles of Death Metal concert and have prompted many performers to make changes to their tour schedules. Among them, Foo Fighters canceled a handful of remaining European show dates and U2 — who were scheduled to do a live broadcast of their November 14th show in Paris via HBO — postponed upcoming shows.

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