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#ParisAttack: U2 cancels concert

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 November 2015, 17:14 IST

After the shootings and explosions in the French capital, U2 has canceled its Saturday, November 14 concert in Paris and accompanying live broadcast on HBO.

Making the announcement, the band released a statement that read:

"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. 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," reports E! Online.

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The statement further read:

"We watched in disbelief and shock at the unfolding events in Paris and our hearts go out to all the victims and their families across the city tonight. We are devastated at the loss of life at the Eagles of Death Metal concert and our thoughts and prayers are with the band and their fans. And we hope and pray that all of our fans in Paris are safe."

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'U2: iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Live in Paris' was set to premiere at 9 on Saturday and would have broadcasted a show from the Paris stop on the band's most recent world tour.

-- ANI

First published: 14 November 2015, 17:14 IST