U2 Pays Tribute to Victims Of Paris Attacks
U2 performed live in Paris on Sunday night at AccorHotels Arena, some three weeks after having to postpone their concerts due to the terrorist attacks in the French city. Sitting in the front row were the members of the band Eagles of Death Metal, who were performing in the Bataclan on that tragic November 13 night.
Bono took the stage and told the more than 20,000 people gathered in the arena, "Vive la France." U2 also dedicated songs to Paris, saying, "If you love liberty, Paris is your hometown."
U2 also paid tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks, playing “In the Name of Love” while all of the victims' names were projected in blue, white and red inside a peace and love symbol on the giant monitor inside the venue, according to Variety.
Patti Smith joined U2 for the last few songs, including "Gloria"/"Bad" and "People Have the Power."
There are rumours that Eagles of Death Metal may join U2 onstage when the band performs in Paris again Monday night.