Music venue security to be increased worldwide following Paris attacks

In the wake of the tragic attacks at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, new security measures are to be put in place at live music venues internationally, according to the NY Times.

Global concert giant Live Nation announced on Saturday that it will impose tighter security measures at its venues, with other industry bodies expected to follow their lead.

Live Nation said: “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.”

Many live appearances have been canceled or postponed in Paris and throughout Europe, including U2, the Foo Fighters, Hiatus Kaiyote, Motörhead, Cirque du Soleil and Deftones, who were due to undertake a three night residency at the Bataclan from Saturday 14th November. The Red Bull Music Academy, currently situated in Paris, also announced that it would be putting all events on hold until at least November 19th.

The horrific events that took place across Paris on Friday 13th November left 129 people dead and hundreds injured, 100 critically.

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