Stephen O’Malley

SUNN O))) Paris cancellation words

Posted: Nov 24, 2015

Thanks for your understanding everyone as we sorted through this in the intense aftermath of the terrible events in Paris, earlier this month.
SUNN O))) will be playing Hellfest 2016 and we are looking at making the Paris show happen around that time (possible along with a few other special shows in europe).
More soon on all of that.
For posterity's sake here are the original announcements from us on the situation.



Second announcement, words from Stephen O'Malley on the cancellation 19 Nov 2015

Yeah. Just off to Utrecht for SUNN O))) concert @LEGUESSWHO . Will be good to dive in to the music/medicine right now see friends and all.

Yes we had to drop the SUNN O))) show in Paris because increased security and bureaucratic measures wouldnt permit a band to play 125db in a fog entrenched room underground in the dark, in a major museum, right now.

The band was ready to move forward but its better to wait later rather than compromise on the full experience... This was a difficult decision.

I live in Paris and went through this weekend along with my friends and fellow Parisians. I'm exhausted, nerves fried and know and praise the medicinal power of music ... I personally apologize to any SUNN O))) fans here who are disappointed.

But I disagree with any criticism charging us with fear. This is simply not the case. This was an artistic decision. We cannot compromise artistically. We'll present an unforgettable concert in the future, hopefully spring, in Paris.

- Stephen O'Malley/SUNN O)))


Original announcement 18 Nov 2015


As a result of the aftermath of the horrendous events in Paris last friday, SUNN O))) & promoters SUPER! & RBMA have come to a mutual conclusion to postpone our 23 November concert.

The necessary increased security and bureaucratic requirements demand artistic compromises which would regrettably prevent SUNN O))) from evoking our concert properly for our fans, to create the atmosphere and immersion that is the very essence of the live aspect.

We apologise to our fans and supporters and we promise to return in the near future.

We love you all and wish a great healing.