Paris Shuts Down All Public Spaces, Including Concerts Halls, Movie Theaters & Museums
Following the Nov. 13 series of terrorist attacks that claimed at least 127 lives and left 80 in critical condition, Paris is shutting down all public spaces and national treasures. Although the Louvre opened Saturday morning, the internationally renowned art museum was soon closed as the city moved to secure itself in the wake of the attacks ISIS has now taken responsibility for.
In addition to landmarks like the Louvre and Eiffel Tower, all public performance spaces, concert halls, museums, libraries, movie theaters, and Metro stations are closed, according to the city's Twitter account.
Bands like U2 and Foo Fighters had already taken the initiative to cancel upcoming Paris gigs in the wake of the attack at Le Bataclan during an Eagles of Death Metal concert that claimed at least 118 lives (the band has confirmed all members are safe). But this new announcement means all Paris concerts have been canceled until further notice by city officials.
It's safe to assume this means at least through the weekend, but it could be longer. A source with knowledge of the live music situation in Paris told Billboard that concert halls and performance spaces will be closed at least through Thursday.