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In Wake of Paris Attacks, HBO and U2 Pull Live Broadcast

By Genevieve Burgess | Industry | November 14, 2015 |

By Genevieve Burgess | Industry | November 14, 2015 |

I’m sure most of us are still reeling from the news from Paris yesterday evening. It’s a horrible tragedy, and it’s going to be days before we really understand what happened.

If you have HBO you may have seen promos for a live broadcast of a U2 concert from Paris that they’ve been promoting for about the past month. That was supposed to be tonight, Saturday the 14th. Given last night’s events and the ongoing investigation, that concert has been cancelled. A statement on the band’s website says that they plan to go ahead with the concert “at an appropriate time”. The statement has also been posted on HBO’s website, and the 9pm slot on the schedule now shows the film Jersey Boys.

The band’s statement goes on to say: “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.”

Both the Eagles of Death Metal and the Deftones, who were at the EODM concert prior to the attack and who were scheduled to perform at the Bataclan tonight, have canceled the remaining dates of their European tours.

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Genevieve Burgess is a Features Contributor for Pajiba. You can follow Genevieve Burgess on Twitter.