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The Foo Fighters have canceled the remaining dates of their Sonic Highways World tour, including a concert in Paris, following terrorist attacks in the city on Friday that killed at least 129 people.
Meanwhile, Coldplay performed part of a scheduled concert in the United States that day, but held a moment of silence for the victims of the tragedies and also performed a cover of an iconic song that calls for peace.
Foo Fighters, led by Dave Grohl, announced the tour cancellation news on Saturday, a day after the attacks, the deadliest of which targeted a concert hall. The group had four dates left and was scheduled to perform in Paris, at a different venue.
"It is with profound sadness and heartfelt concern for everyone in Paris that we have been forced to announce the cancellation of the rest of our tour," the band said in a statement. "In light of this senseless violence, the closing of borders, and international mourning, we can't continue right now. There is no other way to say it. This is crazy and it sucks."
"Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was hurt or who lost a loved one," the group added.
Six locations in Paris were targeted during Friday's attacks, for which the terrorist group ISIS has claimed responsibility. The deadliest took place at the Bataclan concert hall, where four gunmen shot dead at least 87 people during a concert by American band Eagles of Death Metal. Grohl has worked with the group in the past.
Family members said the band, including singer and guitarist Jesse Hughes, escaped the attack but that several crewmembers were unaccounted for, NBC News reported on Saturday. The group has also canceled the remainder of its tour and is returning home, Agence France-Presse reported.
Coldplay performed a short, acoustic concert in Los Angeles on Friday night after postponing a larger TIDAL and KROQ live streamed gig "out of respect for the terrible events in Paris."
The rock band held a moment of silence before performing and opened the concert with a cover of John Lennon's "Imagine."
"@Coldplay went on with an acoustic show tonight, played five songs after a moment of silence and promised everyone the full show in one week due to the events of today," wrote Instagram user @mrcuit. "Such a perfect moment of reflection about peace and love in the world. Amazing show! #prayforparis."
On Friday, fellow rock group U2 said they had canceled two concerts in Paris, including one that was to be taped for an HBO special, in wake of the attacks. Paris premieres of Steven Spielberg's movie Bridge of Spies and the Natalie Portman film Jane Got a Gun have also been canceled.
In addition to the concert hall, suicide bombers also blew themselves up outside the Stade de France national stadium.
The explosions took place as thousands of people, including French President François Hollande and Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera's daughter Simone Rivera, 21, watched an exhibition game between France and Germany. The three attackers were killed.
Geraldo got emotional reporting about his daughter and later talking to her on a Fox News broadcast.
"Do you want to come home, honey?" Geraldo asked Simone on the air.
"Thank you, I want to come home," she said.