November 14, 2015


U2, Coldplay Postpone Concerts After Paris Terrorist Attacks

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U2 has decided to postpone its Paris concert Saturday night (Nov. 14) “as a result of the ongoing state of emergency across France” in light of the multiple terrorist attacks in Paris Friday, the band said in a statement on its website.

The concert, which HBO had planned to broadcast live, will instead happen on a future to-be-determined date “at an appropriate time.”

Coldplay, meanwhile, have opted to postpone the KROQ/Tidal livestream and most of a Los Angeles gig tonight, "out of respect for the terrible events in Paris," the band posted to its site. Coldplay added that, while they will play "a short set of old material" for the fans already at that venue, they plan to reschedule the intended show and honor all tickets.

The postponements follow news that well over 100 people have been killed in the Paris attacks, including dozens of rock fans fatally shot at an Eagles of Death Metal concert. 

“Our hearts go out to all the victims and their families across the city tonight,” U2 said in its statement. “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.”