Sum 41 cancel gig after explosive device detonates near venue

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Sum 41 were forced to cancel a gig after an explosive device was detonated near the venue.

The rock band had been due to perform at Zenith De Paris in the French capital this evening.

Thankfully no one was hurt, and the band released a statement to let everyone know what was going on.

They said in a statement on social media: “During load in for tonight’s performance in Paris, an explosive device was detonated just outside of the venue door.

“Band, crew, the fans in line are all safe, and there were no injuries. Due to the intimate nature of our ‘Personal Space’ performances, we are unable to guarantee the safety of the fans in attendance. We are deeply saddened to announce that tonight’s show has been canceled. More information to follow.”

The band issued a statement
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The gig was cancelled
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They added: “For refunds please contact your local Live Nation ticket outlet.

“We are currently discussing the options to schedule a make up show as soon as possible. Please stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks.”

Fans were shocked by the news.

One wrote on Twitter: “Damn that is crazy. Super happy everyone is safe.”

Another told the In Too Deep rockers: “Oh my god guys, I’m so sorry. This is terrifying. I’m glad you’re all safe. Love you.”

No one was hurt
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“Glad everyone is alright,” another posted.

And one urged them: “stay safe”

Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band made up of Deryk Wibley, Dave Baksh, Jason McCaslin, Tom Thacker and Frank Zummo.

They regularly perform more than 300 times a year, taking part in global tours that often last more than a year.

Sum 41 released their debut album All Killer No Filler in 2001 and achieved mainstream success with its first single, Fat Lip.

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