Last week’s terrorist attack in Paris would’ve been an unthinkable tragedy under any circumstances, but part of what made it so shocking and hit so close to home was the fact that it was at an Eagles Of Death Metal concert, or a concert in general. And now, other bands are (understandably) getting concerned about the safety of their shows. On Saturday, the International Business Times reported that OpParisIntel, a group within Anonymous, claimed to have uncovered ISIS plans for a string of attacks around the world on Sunday, including one at a show in Milan by Las Vegas heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch. Although members of Anonymous have since tweeted that they didn’t start the rumors and don’t know where they came from, Five Finger Death Punch have decided to cancel their show due to safety concerns. The band issued an official statement in the form of a Facebook post:
As some of you may be aware, there were many rumors today that the Milan show on Sunday, November 22nd will be targeted in a next wave of terror attacks like we saw in Paris last week. We did our best in a very short amount of time to work with the local promoter and authorities to ensure that security would be adequate. Unfortunately, we did not receive confirmation in time to satisfy our requirements and to ensure that our fans would be safe at the event. Therefore, we were forced to postpone the show to a later date. Please stay tuned for more info.