Monday, November 23, 2015

U2 reschedule Paris concerts and HBO broadcast

U2 have announced rescheduled dates for a pair of concerts in Paris that were cancelled following the November 13 terrorist attacks in the city.

The band will perform at the Accorhotels Arena in Bercy on December 6 and 7, with the second show filmed and broadcast December 7 on HBO at 9:00 p.m. ET.

"So much that was taken from Paris on the tragic night of November 13 is irreplaceable," said Bono, speaking from Dublin ahead of Monday’s opening show of four in their hometown. "For one night, the killers took lives, took music, took peace of mind - but they couldn't steal the spirit of that city.

"It's a spirit our band knows well and will try to serve when we return for the postponed shows on December 6th and 7th. We’re going to put on our best for Paris."

"The band wanted us to reschedule as soon as possible so that they could honour the commitment to their audience," added U2 Innocence + Experience tour promoter‎ and producer Arthur Fogel.

Tickets for the previously scheduled November 14 performance will be valid for the December 6 event, while tickets for the previously scheduled November 15 performance will be valid for the December 7 event.

Fans who are unable to attend the rescheduled show dates may refund their existing tickets at the point of purchase through November 30; any returned tickets will be immediately released for sale.

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