U2 cancels Paris concert after terror attacks leave 129 dead
U2 has canceled a concert scheduled for Saturday in Paris in light of the coordinated terror attacks that left 129 people dead across the city Friday.
The legendary rock outfit was in the City of Light to perform a show as part of a special to be aired on HBO. But a state of emergency and curfew are in effect across Paris after the brutal bombing and shooting attacks, which included an assault at the Bataclan concert hall, where a packed house was watching the Eagles of Death Metal, an American band, perform.
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Bono, The Edge, and Adam Clayton from U2 performed at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris on Tuesday, as well.
“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,” U2 said in a statement. “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.”
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Members of California-based Eagles of Death Metal were reportedly able to escape alive, but at least one crew member was reported shot and killed, while a second was wounded.
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The U2 concert was scheduled to air on HBO Saturday at 9 p.m. A second show at the same venue, the AccorHotels Arena, is scheduled for Sunday, but it’s unclear if the band will play.
Scores were killed in attacks across the city of Paris on Friday.
Also canceled was an event hosted by Al Gore. The former U.S. vice president was in the French capital for a climate change awareness event.
“Out of solidarity with the French people and the City of Paris, we have decided to suspend our broadcast of 24 Hours of reality and Live Earth,” the group said in a statement. “We send our condolences to the families of those who have been killed or injured.”