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Prince Joins Rockers Canceling Europe Concerts After Paris Attacks

  • Reuters

U.S. musician Prince performs during his concert at the Sziget Festival on the Shipyard Island, northern Budapest, Hungary, Aug. 2011.

U.S. musician Prince performs during his concert at the Sziget Festival on the Shipyard Island, northern Budapest, Hungary, Aug. 2011.

Prince has joined Irish band U2 and American group the Foo Fighters and other entertainers in canceling concerts in France, and elsewhere in Europe, following the carnage Friday at a Paris concert venue.

Vienna's Wiener Konzerthaus, announcing that he would not appear on Nov. 24 as planned, said on its website, "Due to the tragic events in Paris, the tour promoter has decided to postpone the upcoming European tour until further notice."

Reports published in France by French news agency AFP and on websites said Prince had also canceled two shows scheduled for early December at the Palais Garnier in Paris. His concert promoters in Paris could not be reached for comment.

Islamist militant gunmen on a rampage in the north of Paris fatally shot at least 87 people at the Bataclan concert hall and killed 42 others in attacks across the French capital.

American group Eagles of Death Metal was performing at the venue and escaped unhurt, but one of their merchandise sellers, Nick Alexander, was killed, as were three people who worked for Universal Music, one of the world's largest music labels.

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