On the nights of December 6 and 7, U2 made two return concerts at the Accorhotels Arena after having to postpone a show on November 14 following the Parisian terror attacks last month. The concert was filmed by HBO and is scheduled to air Monday night in the U.S.
“We stand together with the families of those killed in Paris,” said U2 frontman Bono during the concert.
The Irish rock band performed in remembrance of all those that died on November 13, inviting American band Eagles of Death Metal to share the stage. One may remember that it was at the Eagles of Death Metal’s concert at the Bataclan Theatre where ninety of the total 130 victims lost their lives.
“They were robbed of their stage three weeks ago. Tonight we would like to give them ours,” said Bono when introducing the band onstage.
The two bands covered “People Have the Power” by American singer Patti Smith, a song that Smith herself performed with U2 just the night before. During the performance, the words “We have the power” rang true and clear.
U2, EODM, and Smith didn’t perform for themselves those two nights –– they performed for the city of Paris, and reminded those all around the world that the people indeed have the power to make a better, peaceful world.
“Thank you for welcoming us back and allowing us to tell you a little bit about our lives at a time when your lives have been turned upside down,” said Bono to the crowd that had gathered to remember lives through music.
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