Nice concerts cancelled after tragedy: Massive Attack, Robert Plant, Rihanna, all of Jazz Fest & more
Our thoughts are with Nice and France this Bastille Day after yet another horrible tragedy unfolded tonight.
Meanwhile, the AP is reporting that the president of the region that includes Nice has announced the cancellation of a Rihanna concert, and the Nice Jazz Fest which was set to begin on Saturday and include performances by George Clinton, Snarky Puppy, Robert Plant, Laura Mvula, Gallant, Massive Attack, The Cinematic Orchestra, and many more.
President Obama issued the following statement tonight:
On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones of those killed, and we wish a full recovery for the many wounded. I have directed my team to be in touch with French officials, and we have offered any assistance that they may need to investigate this attack and bring those responsible to justice. We stand in solidarity and partnership with France, our oldest ally, as they respond to and recover from this attack.
On this Bastille Day, we are reminded of the extraordinary resilience and democratic values that have made France an inspiration to the entire world, and we know that the character of the French Republic will endure long after this devastating and tragic loss of life.