U2 Paris Concert and HBO Special Canceled Amid Deadly Attacks


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U2’s Saturday night Paris concert has been cancelled in the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks that have left over 100 dead.

The Nov. 14 show was set to take place at the Bercy Arena, which is roughly just three miles from the Bataclan theater, the concert venue where dozens of hostages were held captive, before being killed Friday.

HBO had plans to air a concert special from the scheduled Saturday night performance, which was planned as part of the Irish rock band’s current iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE world tour. The special was announced this summer. Now, the feature film “Jersey Boys” has replaced the show on HBO’s schedule.

Shortly before Paris fell under attack, U2 frontman Bono posted a self-taped video on the band’s Facebook page, promoting the HBO special. Since, thousands of fans have commented with differing perspectives — some have urged U2 to still perform, as they’ll bring happiness to concert-goers in the city, while others have pleaded for the band to cancel the show, in respect of the horrific events.