Neil Fallon Reflects on Terrorist Attacks in France Following Clutch Show in Paris
Clutch are one of several rock bands currently enduring the tumultuous touring landscape in Europe. The terrorist attacks at the Eagles of Death Metal show in Paris on Nov. 13 have resulted in numerous cancelations in France as well as other countries in Europe. The veteran rockers performed in Paris last night (Nov. 29) and the show left an impact on the band's frontman Neil Fallon.
Taking to his Instagram page, Fallon posted a lengthy message, wrapping up his thoughts on the attacks and what the show meant for him. He mentions how these attacks have been perceived with social media running rampant, spanning the full spectrum of opinions, both good and bad.
Taking special care to address the bands who have canceled their tours, more specifically American bands, Fallon takes the "to each his own" attitude and refuses to pass judgement on any band. Bands like Foo Fighters, Motorhead, Five Finger Death Punch, In Flames and more have all either canceled French dates or European tours altogether. Meanwhile, Lamb of God have been at the center of attention for withdrawing from their co-headlining tour with Children of Bodom. Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe released a statement detailing the band's reasons for bowing out.
The attacks at the Bataclan in Paris took 89 lives as gunmen opened fire in the sold out theater while Eagles of Death Metal were six songs deep into their set. The band managed to escape without harm, but members of their extended musical family were among the 89 dead.
Clutch released their 11th studio album, Psychic Warfare, on Oct. 2, 2015 on Weathermaker. The band will be wrapping up their European trek on Dec. 12 in London before returning stateside for a small run of dates to close out 2015. To see all Clutch tour dates, visit the band's website.