Over the past week, since the unfortunate incident in Paris at Le Bataclan, where The Eagles of Death Metal were performing, there have been series of music show cancellations in Paris and all over France due to security concerns and the border closings. Acts such as Deftones who had shows the following days at the venue had cancelled their entire tour, U2 who were to have a show that weekend in Paris also was forced to cancel as well as Motorhead who were unable to enter France.
Since then, bands have slowly started to enter France, Paris in particular, such as Stiff Little Fingers who made worldwide news since. Recently, wrestler Chris Jericho’s band, Fozzy held a “one minute of noise” at his latest show in Paris in a rock and roll tribute.
Recently, the infamous Anonymous group had announced, in which the International Business Times posted, that they will release information they had gathered regarding other possible threats in which one of them was the world famous Five Finger Death Punch and their upcoming show in Milan, Italy. Five Finger Death Punch have been touring throughout Europe in promotion of their latest album Got Your Six with sold out shows at every city. The band has been informed of the threat and have attempted increased security measures and to go on with the show, however, they were unable to confirm the updated security measurements in time and were forced to cancel the event.
They have posted a statement on their Facebook page:
Five Finger Death Punch:
As some of you may be aware, there were many rumors today that the Milan show on Sunday, November 22nd will be targeted in a next wave of terror attacks like we saw in Paris last week. We did our best in a very short amount of time to work with the local promoter and authorities to ensure that security would be adequate. Unfortunately, we did not receive confirmation in time to satisfy our requirements and to ensure that our fans would be safe at the event. Therefore, we were forced to postpone the show to a later date. Please stay tuned for more info.
Another threat was an upcoming wresting show in Atlanta, Georgia but that was proven to be an unclaimed fact.
Five Finger Death Punch are continuing their other tour dates throughout Europe alongside Papa Roach. Additional information is available on their website and Facebook page.
Photos from their 2014 tour is viewable in the gallery above.