After the recent news that U2 decided to postpone their concert dated Nov. 14, Coldplay has also recently cancelled their planned livestream concert in Los Angeles on Friday, in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris, France, which left over 100 dead.
The band posted on their twitter account on the cancellation of their performance and offered respect for the people who were affected by the incident.
"Tonight's live stream for TIDAL & KROQ has been postponed out of respect for the terrible events in Paris," the band announced in a statement on their website. "All tickets will be valid for the rescheduled show, with details to follow soon."
Tonight’s live stream for TIDAL & KROQ has been postponed out of respect for the terrible events in Paris. https://t.co/YhyyrpjRYc A
— Coldplay (@coldplay) November 14, 2015
According to Entertainment Tonight, the band added that they would be playing a short, intimate set of old material for concertgoers already en route to the show at the Belasco Theatre, in Los Angeles, California. “We send our love and prayers to the people of Paris,” the band concluded in their statement. Frontman Chris Martin opened the show with a moment of silence for the people of Paris, and the band played a cover of John Lennon's "Imagine" in tribute.
Meanwhile, not only U2 and Coldplay cancelled their concert but also The Eagles of Death Metal who were in the middle of a sold-out show at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris on Friday when the cross-city terror attack broke out. The Eagles of Death Metal updated their fans just before 1:30 a.m. in Paris through their Facebook page. "We are still currently trying to determine the safety and whereabouts of all our band and crew. Our thoughts are with all of the people involved in this tragic situation," they wrote. Apparrently, Justin Bieber decided to continue despite the incident which he had three concerts in line for Friday, in promotion with his Purpose album. The young singer posted on twitter that he had already played the first show on Friday afternoon when news of the attacks broke.
Bieber later decided to carry on with the evening's planned concerts and livestreams. "We decided we are going to continue with the livestream at 6PM to hopefully bring some light & hope to those hurting," he tweeted.