Saturday, November 14, 2015

U2 cancel Paris shows following terrorist attacks

U2 have cancelled a pair of concerts in Paris this weekend following terrorist attacks in the French city on Friday.

“As a result of the ongoing state of emergency across France, the U2 Paris concerts scheduled for the 14th and 15th November will not be going ahead as planned,” announced the band. “U2 and Live Nation, along with HBO who were due to live broadcast the Saturday concert, are fully resolved to go ahead with this show at an appropriate time.”

“We watched in disbelief and shock at the unfolding events in Paris and our hearts go out to all the victims and their families across the city tonight,” said the group. “We are devastated at the loss of life at the Eagles Of Death Metal concert and our thoughts and prayers are with the band and their fans. And we hope and pray that all of our fans in Paris are safe.”

Religious extremists unleashed a co-ordinated assault on several sites around Paris Friday evening. The latest reports indicate 129 people were killed and hundreds injured in the attacks.

The U2 dates are part of the band’s “Innocence + Experience” tour.

The European leg will wrap up with four shows in the band’s hometown of Dublin, Ireland at the end of this month.

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