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Live Nation plans increased security measures after Paris attacks

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In the wake of attacks at Paris concert venue Le Bataclan during Friday’s Eagles of Death Metal show that left over 80 people dead, Live Nation has said in a statement that they are heightening security at their venues.

“The safety and security of our shows, fans, and venues continues to be our highest priority,” Live Nation said in a 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.”

Multiple artists have been forced to cancel concert dates in Paris as a result of the attacks, including Marilyn Manson and Motörhead, who were set to perform at The Zenith this weekend. According to a statement on the venue’s website, “the local government” ordered the shows to be canceled, not “The Zenith or the artists.” The venue will open back up Tuesday with heightened security.

U2 have also postponed two concerts they were set to perform in Paris Saturday and Sunday. Bono addressed this decision and the attacks when he spoke with Irish DJ Dave Fanning Saturday morning. “If you think about it, the majority of victims last night are music fans,” he said. “This is the first direct hit on music that we’ve had in this so-called War on Terror. And it’s very upsetting.”

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