Published On: Tue, Dec 8th, 2015

Tribute by U2 to Paris victims



The rockers of U2 from Irish band sang for the sufferers of the Paris, in France, assaults and paid tribute to them after their arrival on Sunday. Earlier they have called off the two concerts because of the shootings which accrued in November. But another rock band, Eagles of Death Metal, did not make a rumored appearance with U2.

It was scheduled that the rock band U2 would perform for two concerts in Paris on 14 and 15 November, but they delayed because of coordinated assaults on the French capital on 13 November where 130 people were murdered.

The bloody assault happened at the Bataclan concert hall, where garage rock band Eagles of Death Metal had been performing, and it was supposed that the Californians would show up at the AccorHotels Arena with U2.

“Vive La France, Tonight we are all Parisians, Ce Soir nous sommes tous Parisiens”, U2 frontman Bono said the mass. “If you love liberty then Paris is your hometown. We have a few words to speak on the loss you are feeling tonight, I guess grief is like a wound that never closes.”

When the concert was concluded then the big screen was showing the names of the victims in blue, white and red.

Previously the rock band U2 had stated on their website that “We’re back in Paris and it’s great to be here. Some people have been saying that Eagles of Death Metal will appear on stage with U2 tonight. This is not the case. We have another surprise guest planned for tonight’s show.”

American singer-songwriter, Patti Smith, temporarily shared the stage with the rock band U2 while singing People Have the Power before a thrilled mass at the conclusion of the two-hour show. The second date of performance of the rock band U2 is on Monday, and Eagles of Death Metal could perform then.

A lot of fans remarked that performing up at the concert was representative and a significant mode for Paris to go on from what turned out only more three weeks before whereas others told they were not afraid.


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.