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Gilbert cancels Euro tour; Musgraves continues

Monday, November 16, 2015 – Brantley Gilbert canceled his European tour on Saturday due to terrorist attack in Paris.

"Out of respect for the lives lost in yesterdays terrorist attacks, we have decided to postpone the rest of our European dates," Gilbert wrote on Facebook. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of France at this tragic time. WE WILL BE BACK."

Gilbert canceled dates in Glasgow, Scotland and Manchester, Birmingham and London, England, which were slated for this week. He also canceled a show planned for Stuttgart, Germany this past Saturday.

Kacey Musgraves is continuing her Europe tour. She wrote on Facebook, "Thank you for coming out in brave and full force tonight, Glasgow. We needed some cheer as much as you did and music sure does that. It's a new feeling to feel like you need to scan the crowd for danger while playing..but I'm so glad we're forging on and continuing to bring our music to the Europe and the people who have supported me so much! The last thing to do is to live in fear. See you next, Manchester!"

Musgraves has shows in London on Wednesday, Hamburg, Germany on Friday and Amsterdam, The Netherlands on Sunday before returning to the U.S. She is off the road until late December when she plays Austin.

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