Last night, the world stood shocked as news of attacks in Paris, France were broadcasted over news channels and social media. Over 120 people lost their lives amid gun or bomb attacks, many being attacked at restaurants and bars. These acts of terrorism have caused France to declare a national state of emergency, and the country has closed down its borders.
Irish rock band U2 was scheduled for a Paris concert on November 14, one that was to be broadcasted live by partners LiveNation and HBO. Upon hearing about the tragic events in Paris, however, the band realized safety for the fans was of course more important, and it was best to cancel the show.
U2 released the following statement on their website:
“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.”
To all those that have been affected by the Paris attacks : whether you live in the city or not, whether you lost a loved one or not –– our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Stay safe. You are not alone. Around the world, people are remembering the lives of the victims and remembering you.
If you have any thoughts or feelings you would like to express, tweet us @CelebMix or leave a comment below. Stay safe everyone.