U2 cancels Paris concert after attacks

  • Music
  • Monday, 16 Nov 2015

U2 will not be performing in Paris, France, after the attacks that happened on Nov 3. Photo: AFP

Irish rock band U2 cancelled a Paris concert planned for Saturday following a series of attacks in the French capital which killed more than 120 people.

"As a result of the ongoing state of emergency across France, the U2 Paris concert scheduled for Nov 14 will not be going ahead as planned," the group wrote on their website late Friday.

The band, one of the world's most celebrated music groups, added they were "fully resolved to go ahead with this show at an appropriate time," along with the promoters and the HBO television network which had planned a live broadcast of the concert.

U2 already had performed in Paris on Tuesday and Wednesday (Nov 10 and 11), and another show has been planned for Sunday, although it is uncertain whether that performance will go ahead.

The statement was posted on the band's website.

A wave of coordinated attacks, including shootings, explosions and a hostage taking at a music concert, left more than 120 people dead throughout Paris on Friday (Nov 13). – AFP Relaxnews

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