Yesterday, the popular tourist destination of Las Ramblas in Barcelona was attacked by terrorists using a van, which plowed into a busy crowd of people and killed 13 people and hundreds injured.
Dubfire, who was in town one day early ahead of a show scheduled for August 18 at The Light Off in Barcelona, was an eyewitness of the attack. On Twitter, he explained that he was biking in the area when he saw a "large white van" race down the promenade. He later recounted the experience to CNN. He was unharmed in the incident.
I was just riding my bike to the right of the Ramblas when a large white van came racing down the promenade plowing into everyone...in shock— Dubfire (@dubfire) August 17, 2017
Dubfire has announced that he does not plan to cancel the show, and instead plans to donate all of the fees related to his Barcelona show to a charity for the victims of the tragedy. "We WILL NOT give into fear but will unite through music and the celebration of friendship," he explained in an Instagram post. "I hope that it helps in some way."
Yesterday I was an eyewitness to the senseless terrorist attack on innocent victims along Las Ramblas in the beautiful city of Barcelona which I love very much. I am still in shock and trying to process what I saw. Sadly such attacks have become a “new normal” in our society. That being said, we cannot allow these cowardly acts of violence to disrupt our daily lives, stripping away our freedoms, because that is precisely what their goal is. Therefore, after careful consideration and discussion with my friends, colleagues and internal team, I have decided NOT to cancel my gig tonight at @thelightoffbarcelona in Barcelona. We WILL NOT give into fear but will unite through music and the celebration of friendship. I will also be donating my entire fee to a charity that will care for the victims and relatives of this tragedy. I hope that it helps in some way.