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U2 Reschedules Paris Concert & HBO Show for December 7

U2 has announced that their Paris concerts, originally scheduled to kick off the day after the Paris terrorist attacks, have been rescheduled.

The band will perform in the City of Light’s Accorhotels Arena on December 6 and December 7. The second show will be filmed and aired on HBO that night.

“So much that was taken from Paris on the tragic night of November 13th is irreplaceable,” Bono said in a statement. “For one night, the killers took lives, took music, took peace of mind – but they couldn’t steal the spirit of that city. It’s a spirit our band knows well and will try to serve when we return for the postponed shows on December 6th and 7th. We’re going to put on our best for Paris.”

“The band wanted us to reschedule as soon as possible so that they could honour the commitment to their audience,” U2‘s tour promoter and producer Arthur Fogel added.

You can watch U2‘s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour on Monday, December 7 at 9/8c on HBO.

U2 Visits Bataclan After Paris Attacks, Bono Talks Canceled Show

Bono places flowers down on the pavement at a memorial near the Bataclan Theatre on Saturday night (November 14) in Paris, France.

The 55-year-old rocker was joined by his U2 bandmates to pay their respects near the site of the terrorist attack that took place the day before.

Bono opened that day in an Irish radio interview about the Paris terror attacks and to explain why the band had to cancel their HBO concert scheduled for tonight. The band was rehearsing just three miles away from the Bataclan concert venue on Friday when terrorists fired upon the audience at the Eagles of Death Metal show.

“Our security locked it down pretty quickly and we got our team and our crew out of there safely,” Bono said. “We came to the back door of the hotel. Everyone congregated and watched the TV like everybody else in disbelief with what was happening. We’re all safe.”

“Our first thoughts at this point are with the Eagles of Death Metal fans,” he said. “If you think about it, the majority of victims last night are music fans. This is the first direct hit on music that we’ve had in this so-called War on Terror or whatever it’s called. It’s very upsetting. These are our people. This could be me at a show. You at a show, in that venue. It’s a very recognizable situation for you and for me and the coldblooded aspect of this slaughter is deeply disturbing and that’s what I can’t get out of my head.”

When asked about the HBO concert, which has been postponed until further notice, Bono said, “we didn’t call it off. It was cancelled, honest, and I understand perfectly why … It’s up to the French authorities and the city to decide when we can go back.”

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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.

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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.

Saoirse Ronan Meets Bono At 'Brooklyn' Premiere in Dublin

Saoirse Ronan poses for a picture with U2‘s Bono at the premiere her new film, Brooklyn, at The Savoy on Thursday (October 22) in Dublin, Ireland.

The 21-year-old actress was surprised by Bono and his wife Ali Hewson and greeted them both with a hug.

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“It’s so personal — it’s my mam’s story and my dad’s story, and it was what I had gone through when I moved away,” Saoirse shared of her connection with the film. “The journey she makes is what I’m still going through.”

Brooklyn opens November 4th.

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Lady Gaga Performs 'Ordinary Love' with U2 at MSG (Video)

Lady Gaga sits at the piano while performing the song “Ordinary Love” alongside U2 during a stop on the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour at Madison Square Garden on Sunday (July 26) in New York City.

“Oh my goodness gracious,” Bono said while introducing Gaga to the stage. “It’s yourself. Her Ladyness, her Gaganess is here this evening. That’s a treat. This is a song called ‘Ordinary Love’ written for the great Nelson Mandela.”

Gaga was in town after a stop on her own Cheek to Cheek Tour at the Borgata Event Center in Atlantic City, N.J. earlier in the weekend.

U2 feat. Lady Gaga – Ordinary Love – New York City

FYI: Bono is wearing a Diesel Black Gold look.

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Jennifer Lawrence & Chris Martin Have a Date Night at the U2 Concert!

Jennifer Lawrence is sandwiched in the backseat of a car between her boyfriend Chris Martin and U2 superstar Bono on Sunday evening (May 31) in Los Angeles.

The 24-year-old Oscar winning actress and Chris, 38, reportedly saw U2′s concert that night at The Forum and then joined the front man for a night out at the Chateau Marmont.

Chris and Jennifer were last spotted in the same location together in early May for A Benefit for the People of Nepal.

The couple has been very private about their relationship and we’re glad to see they’re still going strong!

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Dennis Sheehan Dead - U2's Longtime Tour Manager Dies After Cardiac Arrest

U2‘s longtime tour manager Dennis Sheehan has passed away after going into cardiac arrest at his hotel in Los Angeles on Wednesday (May 27).

The manager, who was in his late sixties, was pronounced dead at the famed Sunset Marquis Hotel. He was the tour manager for U2 for over thirty years, ABC 7 reports.

Bono released a statement on the band’s website to mourn their friend.

“We’ve lost a family member, we’re still taking it in. He wasn’t just a legend in the music business, he was a legend in our band. He is irreplaceable.”

Our thoughts go out to Dennis‘ friends and family during this time.

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