Members Of U2 Safe After Rehearsing Just Miles From Paris Shootings, Cancels Concert
The members of U2 are safe following a mass shooting at Bataclan, a music venue, on Friday night (November 13) in Paris, France.
According to Billboard, Bono, as well as guitarist The Edge, bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen Jr. were all just minutes from the venue at AccorHotels Arena while rehearsing for an upcoming show.
The group was moved into lockdown and are safe at accommodations nearby.
The band also announced that they have cancelled their scheduled concert on Saturday night, which was also set to be broadcast live on HBO.
“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,” said the band in a statement.
They added, “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.”
Our thoughts are with the people of Paris during this tragedy.