U2 Honors Paris Attack Victims

As we still continue to think about what has unfolded over the past few days in Paris, it just still seems unreal. As days go by we are hearing of the good that not only the people of France are doing, but celebrities as well. This has affected the entire world in way that will bring us all together.

Bono & U2 are known not only for their exhilarating music, but for their humanitarian efforts as well. Yesterday they proved why they are loved by their fans. They announced their remaining concerts in Paris would be canceled due to the ghastly Paris attacks. Bono and bandmates Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. and The Edge remained in Paris on Saturday and took a moment to honor the victims.

Image Courtesy of Jeff J Michael/Getty Images
Image Courtesy of Jeff J Michael/Getty Images

The band laid bouquets of flowers on a memorial that was adorned with candles on the pavement next to the scene of the deadliest incident of the shooting attack inside the Bataclan Theatre. On RTÉ2fm radio Bono 2fm’s Dave Fanning about the attacks and said “This is the first direct hit on music that we’ve had in this so-called ‘War on Terror’ or whatever it’s called,” continued the singer, known for his left-leaning political views. “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.”

U2 are not the only band to cancel shows, Foo Fighters canceled the remaining four dates of their own tour, which included a concert in the city.

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