U2 Cancels Concert; Pays Homage To Victims of Paris Attack

By Pala Sen | 2 years ago
U2 Cancels Concert; Pays Homage To Victims of Paris Attack

U2 has cancelled its show that was scheduled to take place at the Bercy Arena, about three miles from Bataclan theatre.

The band, accompanied by a massive crowd of mourners laid candles and floral tributes near the Bataclan theatres, where around 87 innocent citizens were gunned down when a rock concert was going on.

The Irish rock band was all set to give a performance, which they cancelled due to such a destructive human tragedy.

The deadly attacks have killed 129 people and several others injured.

Bass player Adam Clayton, lead singer Bono, drummer Larry Mullen Jr, and  guitarist The Edge stood with the crowds as they remembered the victims of the attack on Friday. They were spotted bowing their heads in reverence.

In a statement made earlier, they said that they watched in utter shock and disbelief as the tragic events unfolded in Paris. They said that their hearts went out to the families of all the victims, as well as, the victims from all across the city.

The band paid their homage at a temporary memorial on Saturday, as several people looked on. The concert hall was a site that was most affected during the series of orchestrated attacks made in Paris this Friday.

According to the statements made by French officials, about 352 people were injured in this highly planned massacre on Friday.

The band members also expressed their feelings on the site as they shared their emotions on the shocking incidents.

They said in a statement that it was a great shock for them and they were completely devastated the way lives were massacred at the Eagles of Death metal Concert. U2 also said that their prayers and thoughts were with the band members, as well as, their fans.

Let us pray and hope that all in Paris are safe and come out from the aftereffects of this great tragedy.


Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons

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