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U2 reschedule Paris shows for December

By | Published on Wednesday 25 November 2015


U2 have rescheduled two cancelled shows in Paris, which originally were due to take place on the weekend of the attacks on the city earlier this month. They will now perform at the Accorhotels Arena on 6-7 Dec.

“So much that was taken from Paris on the tragic night of 13 Nov is irreplaceable”, said Bono 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”.

Promoter Arthur Fogel added: “The band wanted us to reschedule as soon as possible so that they could honour the commitment to their audience”.

Tickets for the cancelled shows will remain valid and, as also originally planned, the second performance will be broadcast live in the US on HBO.