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U2 Cancels Paris Concert and Live Broadcast: 'We Are Devastated at the Loss of Life

“We watched in disbelief and shock at the unfolding events in Paris ..."

Bono and The Edge from U2 perform at AccorHotels Arena on November 10, 2015, in Paris, France. (Image source: David Wolff-Patrick/Redferns)

Rock band U2, which played two shows in Paris earlier this week, cancelled its sold-out Saturday concert in Paris following the mass terror attacks there.

Bono and The Edge from U2 perform at AccorHotels Arena on November 10, 2015, in Paris, France. (Image source: David Wolff-Patrick/Redferns)

"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," the band's website noted. "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.

The band sent a personal message while still in Paris:

“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.”

U2's Sunday show at the AccorHotels Arena was also sold out, but there was no immediate word on the status of the Sunday show.

Drummer Larry Mullen Jr. on Friday morning:

On Thursday guitarist the Edge sent out a clip of him practicing for Saturday's show on what appears to be a hotel rooftop with Paris lights all around him:

Guitar practice over Paris. Edge on camera, practising for Saturday night.

Guitar practice over Paris. Edge on camera, practising for Saturday night. #U2ieTour Don't miss #U2onHBO this Saturday @ 9PM ET in US and Canada.

Posted by U2 on Thursday, November 12, 2015

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