U2 To Close World Tour In Paris
Entertainment| | By Sara Wilkins
Canceling the shows earlier this month- one of which was to be beamed live to U.S. fans via cable network HBO – the group stated, “As a result of the ongoing state of emergency across France, the U2 Paris concert scheduled for 14th November will not be going ahead as planned. 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. 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. We hope and pray that all of our fans in Paris are safe.”Almost 90 music fans were slaughtered by armed terrorists who stormed the Bataclan theater during an Eagles of Death Metal concert on November 13. U2 honored the 130-plus victims of the Paris terror attacks by performing an emotional tribute at their concert in Belfast, Northern Ireland last week. The band resumed its iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast, and after kicking off a three-song encore, the band played its 2006 track City of Blinding Lights, as a black and white graphic of the Eiffel Tower appeared on the arena’s big screen. Other images of Paris were displayed, along with the hashtag #StrongerThanFear. Bono and his bandmates also placed flowers on the pavement near the scene of the Bataclan theater massacre on the day after the terror attack.