Motorhead and Marilyn Manson are latest to cancel Paris shows
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Motorhead and Marilyn Manson are latest to cancel Paris shows

Major acts join U2 and Foo Fighters in nixing concerts after Friday’s deadly terror attacks

The British heavy metal band Motorhead performing in 2015. (YouTube: VOLT Fesztivál)
The British heavy metal band Motorhead performing in 2015. (YouTube: VOLT Fesztivál)

PARIS — Hard rockers Motorhead and Marilyn Manson were the latest acts forced Sunday to cancel their Paris shows after an assault on a concert hall and other venues killed at least 129 people.

The Zenith, one of the most prominent venues in Paris, said that authorities had ordered a suspension of concerts amid the massive probe into the attacks.

“It was not The Zenith or the artists who wanted to cancel their shows. But we cannot go against the local government decree,” the 6,000-capacity venue said on its website.

Motorhead, the high-decibel English rockers led by Lemmy, had been due to play Sunday and earlier the band said it would go ahead with the show.

The band since said it would reschedule the concert, possibly in 2016.

Marilyn Manson, the US rocker known for his dark demeanor and subject matter, had been scheduled to perform at the Zenith on Monday.

He wrote on his website that he would resume his tour Wednesday in Brussels.

The Zenith, which said it had put in place extra security measures, plans to resume concerts on Tuesday with English soul-pop band Simply Red.

Most of the victims of Friday’s coordinated assault, which was claimed by the Islamic State group, died when gunmen opened fire at a show of US rockers Eagles of Death Metal at the 1,500-capacity Bataclan concert hall.

Irish superstars U2 afterward cancelled two concerts at the Bercy, the largest covered arena in Paris, including a heavily promoted show that had been due to be broadcast live Saturday on HBO television.

Foo Fighters also ended early its global tour whose final dates had been set to include the 20,000-capacity Bercy, also known as the AccorHotels Arena.

The Olympia, another major Paris music venue, cancelled shows Saturday by French indie rockers The Do and Sunday by rapper Nekfeu.

The venue had not yet made a decision on Monday’s concert by California rockers Papa Roach.

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