Suede Delay London Show To Increase Security

  • 15 November 2015

The Trash stars performed at London's Roundhouse venue on Friday (13Nov15) as the atrocities in the French capital unfolded, with gunmen and suicide bombers targeting numerous sites across the city.

More than 120 died, including around 87 who were gunned down at an Eagles of Death Metal show.

Suede returned to the Roundhouse for a second concert on Saturday, and frontman Brett Anderson admitted the rockers came close to cancelling the gig because of the events in Paris, telling the crowd, "Seven hours ago we thought we weren't going to play."

However, they decided to go ahead with the gig after stepping up security measures - fans were asked to submit to body scans before entering the building, and the extra checks caused long delays.

Hundreds of revellers were left queuing in the rain hours after the venue's doors opened, and the issue promoted the band to push back the planned 8.15pm (local time) start.

A security guard at the venue told WENN, "Extra measures are being put in place to make sure everyone is safe... We are delaying the start of the show. We just want to make sure everyone is safe."

Suede finally took to the stage at 9pm (local time), 45 minutes late, and at the end of the show, Brett dedicated the encore to the victims of the Paris attacks, declaring, "I want to dedicate this section of the gig to those who lost their lives yesterday."