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U2 Postpones Paris Concert After Terrorist Attacks


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U2 has postponed its concert that was scheduled for Saturday evening at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris.

The postponement comes just hours after a series of terrorist attacks at multiple locations across the city that have killed more than 100 people as of this moment.

Saturday's concert was to be unlike any other on the Innocence + Experience tour: It was due to be recorded and shown tomorrow night on HBO in North America, and later this month on TV in Ireland and the UK. In a statement posted on U2.com, the band and Live Nation/HBO say they intend to see the broadcast through at another time:

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.

Speaking from Paris the band said:

"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."

In the wake of the attacks, French President Hollande declared a state of emergency across the country, effectively closing all public events and venues.

As we reported earlier, a U2 spokesperson told us that the band and crew are "fine."

There's no word right now on the status of Sunday's scheduled concert in Paris, nor on a rescheduled date for Saturday's show and its HBO broadcast. More to come as the story develops.