SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The lead singer of the Sacramento band Deftones told CBS13 he is safe in a hotel room after a series attacks rocked Paris, where he was scheduled to perform on Saturday.
Chino Moreno said he was at dinner earlier when shots rang out. His security team managed to him and his family back to their hotel room, where they remain on lockdown.
Moreno said a couple of other bandmates were at the hall to check out another band, but they left minutes before the gunmen stormed the Bataclan.
“Yeah, we’re safe,” he said. “We weren’t scheduled to play at the Bataclan until tomorrow night. A couple of band members, they went to the concert, but they left early—after the first few songs they ended up leaving the venue. They got out of there and all of our band and crew are safe and accounted for at the hotel now. So, we are just here, we’re pretty much on lockdown. They told everybody pretty much to stay indoors and don’t go out, because they’re still—everything is still unfolding as we speak.”
Moreno says his mission now is to get out of Paris as soon as possible, to get himself and his family out. The problem is that the French president has declared a state of emergency and closed all borders. He tells me that his tour bus was supposed to arrive on Sunday from Germany where they are scheduled to play next week, but it’s unclear whether that will happen in light of Friday’s attacks.