U2 Postpones Live Paris Concert Amid Tragedy


U2 was scheduled to hold a live concert in Paris on November 14 that was to be broadcast live on HBO. The scheduled two-and-a-half hour concert has been postponed indefinitely due to the terror attacks that occurred on Friday evening.

U2 made the following statement about the concert and the attacks.

““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. And we hope and pray that all of our fans in Paris are safe.”

The band had concerts scheduled for November 14 and 15. Both concerts have been postponed. According to the statement on HBO’s website, the network and live nation intend to move forward with the show “at the appropriate time.”

On November 13, terrorists took over a hundred hostages at concert venue The Bataclan during a rock concert for the band Eagles of Death Metal. The attackers stormed the building during the concert, killing dozens of members of the audience and taking the remaining audience hostage. Paris police stormed the venue later in the evening, and according to Paris Police Chief Michel Cadot, the attackers detonated explosives they were wearing.

The attack on the Bataclan was the most violent in a string of terrorist attacks that occurred around Paris that evening. Suicide bombers also struck outside an exhibition soccer match. Another incident involved terrorists opening fire on a cafe just north of the Bataclan venue.

No official word on when the U2 concert entitled U2 Innocence + Experience will be rescheduled for. It will take time for Paris to recover from these senseless acts of violence.