The following announcement was made earlier today (Thursday) by Jamiroquai.
Due to a tragic accident at the Halle Toni Garnier Arena, the gig at Lyon on 24th March (tonight) is regrettably cancelled. The band were shocked and saddened when told the news, and out of respect immediately felt the right decision was to cancel the show. A police investigation is taking place which would also have prevented the show from happening. We know how disappointed fans will feel, but can only say at this point, the gig will be re-arranged and we will have news of the revised date as soon as possible.
I'm sure I speak for all the fans out there who read this and other websites in saying that our thoughts go out to all involved and affected by this tragic event.
UPDATE: in the hours following the event the following bandmembers posted the following messages on Twitter/Facebook:
- Rob Harris - my condolences go out from myself and the band to the family and friends of the local stage hand who lost his life today in Lyon. Tragic.
- Sola Akingbola - Heartfelt condolences to the family of the young man who died whilst working on the rigging in Lyon. We know not of tomorrow.
- Derrick Mckenzie - I would like to thank everyone for their deepest sympathies and condolence messages, for our local Rigger who died today in a tragic accident this morning, our thoughts from all of us in the band and crew and all the fans go out to all of his family :(