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U2 Postpones HBO Concert Due to Attacks in Paris

U2 Postpones HBO Concert Due to Attacks in Paris
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U2, set to perform a concert that would have aired on HBO, have postponed the event in deference to the enormity of the Paris terrorist attacks.

A statement on behalf of the band — already in Paris for the gig — read:

"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. And we hope and pray that all of our fans in Paris are safe.'"

Though the band cancelled their concert, they did make time to pay respects to the victims. Watch!

Listen to Bono speak about the attacks in a radio interview here