Wednesday, September 26The Voice of London

Papa Roach postpone their European tour due to terrorism situation, Five Finger Death Punch continues

American rockers Papa Roach have updated their official website and social media pages with a message about the European leg of their 2015 tour.

Words: Karolina Zilenaite Subeditor: Simone Wright

Jacoby Shaddix at Dour Festival, 2011. Photo Credit: Kmeron
Jacoby Shaddix at Dour Festival, 2011. Photo Credit: Kmeron

Papa Roach issued an official statement through Facebook and Instagram as well as their website, regarding the situation of their European tour. The band decided to postpone the rest of European leg, with three dates left, due to uncertainty and the safety of the situation.

The statement reads: “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 cancelling 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.”

The band also cancelled their previous shows in Berlin on the 24th November and in Milan on the 22nd November, after receiving news of the possible threat of terror attacks.

Five Finger Death Punch, touring together with Papa Roach for the European leg, have also issued a statement on their Facebook page. However, the band has not backed out of the tour and has decided to continue without Papa Roach.

The band said in a statement: “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 [Five Finger Death Punch], 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.”

Five Finger Death Punch play Wembley on 28th November.