New security measures are to be put in place at live music venues around the world following the attacks at Bataclan concert hall in Paris.
As the NY Times reports, global concert giant Live Nation announced on Saturday that it would impose tighter security measures at its venues, and other industry representatives are expected to follow their lead.
The company made the following statement: “Due to the recent events in Paris and in an abundance of caution we have implemented heightened security procedures globally. However, because of the sensitive nature of these protocols, we cannot elaborate further on the specific details. The safety and security of our shows, fans and venues continues to be our highest priority.”
Various live appearances have been canceled or postponed in France and throughout Europe, including U2, the Foo Fighters, Hiatus Kaiyote, Motörhead and the Cirque du Soleil.
Bono described the attacks as “the first direct hit on music that we’ve had in this so-called war on terror.”
While the Red Bull Music Academy, which has been stationed in Paris this year, announced that it would be putting all public shows on hold until at least November 19th, which included a lecture by Jean Michel Jarre, a performance from Nozinja and a ballroom party with Vjuan Allure and Teki Latex.
Among those killed in the attacks at Bataclan were a British merchandise seller, French music journalist, and Mercury Records’ international product manager.
[Via the NY Times]