The band announced the dates for their final Paris shows. Originally scheduled for November 14th and 15th, the band was forced to cancel their shows due to the terror attacks in Paris on Friday, November 13th. Many venues were also cancelled as the officials took all necessary security measures to keep the public safe. Even though they pledged to return, they could not provide a date due to the fact much of the situation was out of their control.
Bono expressed his dismay and anger on the radio saying it was the first direct hit on music that we’ve had on this so-called was on terror.
With the circumstances changing daily, it was nearly impossible for them to know when they could return. However, they are back and ready to rock.
This is very welcome news as the band has proven again their commitment to its fans, Paris and music itself that they stand with all of us who truly believe that love is stronger than hate. As fans, I know we can all agree that they have always put the emphasis on the music and us.
U2, Live Nations and HBO all deserve hearty congratulations for rescheduling such a large event so quickly, in what I am sure must be a very complicated and very difficult situation. So set you DVRs for December 6th and 7th because our favorite lads from Ireland are going to elevate the City of Light. These shows will takes on special meaning, as they will prove that nothing creates solidarity like music.
Hats off to Paris as well. I hope these are two more giant steps towards normalcy.