Five Finger Death Punch To Complete European Tour as Papa Roach + Devil You Know Return Home
Five Finger Death Punch have run into numerous obstacles since the terrorist attacks in Paris earlier this month. Their Paris gig was cancelled then postponed due to the tragedy, while their Milan show was postponed after a rumored terrorist threat. Now their tour mates Papa Roach and Devil You Know have decided to head home with a few dates left on the schedule.
However, Five Finger Death Punch will continue on in Europe, though the band's Nov. 26 show in Brussels, Belgium, has been postponed due to the country being on lockdown amidst high terror alert. A number of North American acts who were touring Europe have decided to head home after safety concerns took priority. Five Finger Death Punch, however, will play two more shows in Germany and England, with other bands filling in for Papa Roach and Devil You Know at each stop.
FFDP posted on Facebook:
Despite some significant challenges in Europe since the horrible events in Paris recently, we have continued on our tour and remained dedicated to our mission of providing you, the fans, the highest quality show in the safest possible show environment. As a result of new & increased travel/transportation restrictions and challenges, in some cities we are scheduled to play, we are unable to fulfill this promise, so we were forced to postpone those shows. We continue to face additional challenges but remain committed to finishing out the tour as best as we can. We are not a band that is used to postponing or canceling shows. In fact, we have always prided ourselves on showing up onstage no matter what, so these extenuating circumstances have been particularly challenging for us, as artists, given the high standard we place on ourselves to deliver for the fans.
Five Finger Death Punch will finish out the remaining European tour dates without Papa Roach and Devil You Know in Düsseldorf, Germany and at Wembley Arena in the UK. The lineup for Düsseldorf will include FFDP, Eskimo Callboy, Skindred and Nothing More. For Wembley it will be FFDP, Skindred, As Lions and The One Hundred. The show in Brussels will be postponed, but we will be back soon to play for our Belgian fans.
We appreciate everyone’s support as we continue to navigate these largely uncharted waters. Nothing gives us greater satisfaction than delivering the best show possible in the safest conditions.
Meanwhile, Papa Roach posted the following statement:
It is again with a heavy heart, that we are announcing the postponement of the remainder of our European tour. We pride ourselves for rarely canceling shows, but our crew is an essential part of our organization and because they, unfortunately, could not continue the tour due to their logistical challenges and uncertainties, we could not either. We respect them and have had to accept their difficult choice to return home. We shall return next year. We will announce more details on rescheduling as soon as we are able to. #paparoach #weloveyou
The terrorist attacks in Paris on Nov. 13 resulted in 130 deaths, including at least 89 at Le Bataclan theater where Eagles of Death Metal were performing that night.