With the world's media watching, and the HBO TV cameras rolling, U2 wrapped up the 2015 Innocence + Experience tour with a powerful and emotional show Monday night in Paris. The band continued to honor the city and all of France for its resilience after last month's terrorist attacks, and Bono took advantage of the spotlight to even deliver messages that were directed toward terrorists (see image above). The most poignant moment of the night came at the end when U2 invited Eagles Of Death Metal -- the band whose gig last month at the Bataclan concert hall was attacked -- to join them on stage for "People Have The Power." When that song ended, Bono bid the crowd "au revoir" and U2 walked off, leaving the Eagles to play one of their own songs on U2's stage to U2's audience. It was a supremely classy move. Well done, U2.
The show, as you likely know, was also broadcast Monday night on HBO (and will be seen later in a few other countries) in its entirety, aside from the intermission ("The Fly") being cut. In case you missed all of that, or just want to read our lengthy show recap, here's the set list:
Next up for U2? Nothing! Well, the I+E tour is over for this year and there's nothing yet announced for 2016, but we suspect that a certain singer will be seen busking on the streets of Dublin on Christmas Eve, as he's wont to do when his health allows.