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by Elsa Keslassy, International Correspondent, Variety

PARIS -- After canceling their two Paris concerts in the wake of terrorist attacks that killed 129 people, members of U2 visited the memorial site near the Bataclan to pay homage to the victims on Saturday night.

U2 had been scheduled for concerts at Paris' AccorHotels Arena this weekend, the first of which was supposed to be telecast live on HBO. But the shows were hastily canceled amid the state of emergency declared by President Francois Hollande.

French media showed footage of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. somberly laying flowers at the memorial site strewn with candles and other tributes to the estimated 89 people who died while attending a performance by California band Eagles of Death Metal. Bono earlier condemned the attacks as a "direct hit on music."

The Foo Fighters have also announced the end of their European tour and have canceled their concerts in Torino, Paris, Lyon and Barcelona.

It's official. The remaining U2 shows in Paris have been postponed until further notice (http://www.u2.com/news/title/paris/news/). Listen to a shaken Bono talk on 2fm Dave Fanning's radio show. You can hear the somber tone in Bono's voice clearly in the aftermath of the Paris attacks. Bono: "They hate music, they hate women, they hate all the things that we love, and this is an illness that is in the world now and we just can't give into it". Listen here:

by Natalie Abrams, Entertainment Weekly

U2 has canceled its Saturday night concert in Paris, which was slated to then air as the HBO special iNNOCENCE +eXPERIENCE LIVE IN PARIS, in the wake of the tragic attacks in the city on Friday night.

The special, which would include the full concert experience, was slated to be filmed live on Saturday to air on HBO later that day at 9 p.m. ET. A documentary chronicling the band's Innocence + Experience tour aired a week prior on HBO. (The network will air the feature film Jersey Boys during that time instead.)

"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," read a statement on the band's website. "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."

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November 28, 2015 - Dublin, Ireland - 3Arena

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  1. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
  2. The Electric Co. - Send in the Clowns - I Can See for Miles - Live Forever
  3. Vertigo - It's Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It)
  4. I Will Follow - Mother
  5. Iris (Hold Me Close) - Hold Me Close
  6. Cedarwood Road
  7. Song for Someone
  8. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  9. Raised by Wolves
  10. Until the End of the World - Love and Peace or Else - Words - The Divine Image
  11. Intermission
  12. Invisible
  13. Even Better Than the Real Thing
  14. Mysterious Ways - Burning Down the House
  15. Desire (with Imelda May)
  16. Angel of Harlem
  17. Every Breaking Wave
  18. October
  19. Zooropa - Bullet the Blue Sky - Ode to Joy - 19
  20. Zooropa
  21. Where the Streets Have No Name - California (There Is No End to Love)
  22. Pride (In the Name of Love)
  23. With or Without You - Love Will Tear Us Apart
  24. Encore(s):
  25. City of Blinding Lights - Ne Me Quitte Pas
  26. Beautiful Day - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - I Remember You
  27. Mother and Child Reunion - Bad - "40"
  28. "40"


The fourth and final consecutive show in Dublin was supposed to be the final show of the tour, had the last two Paris shows not been cancelled due to the ISIS terrorist attacks. Nevertheless, tonight's concert featured an array of surprises and delights, including bringing Irish drag queen and Gay rights activist "Panti Bliss" (aka Rory O'Neil) on stage to dance with Bono during "Mysterious Ways". Then afterwards, Imelda May, an Irish music artist, was invited to the stage to sing "Desire" with the band. Right afterwards, the Edge broke a guitar string at the beginning of "Angel of Harlem" with an energetic audience singing in unison. In the encore, Dennis Sheehan is dedicated with a rendition of "40" with the crowd reciting "How long to sing this song?" long after the band exited the stage. The tour continues for two more dates in Paris to make up for the cancelled shows on December 6 and 7.

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