Eagles of Death Metal are in Paris, prompting more speculation of U2 concert …

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Patti Smith Joins U2 Onstage for First of Rescheduled Paris Concerts.

After the terrorist attacks in Paris forced them to cancel their concerts last month, U2 returned to the French capital Sunday night to play the first of two shows at the AccorHotels Arena. The second, which is tonight, will also be broadcast on HBO as “U2: Innocence + Experience Live in Paris.” Never ones to shy away from having special guests join them onstage, the Irish band welcomed legendary rocker Patti Smith last night to perform her 1988 single “People Have the Power” (see video above). The show, which took place at AccorHotels Arena, featured a touching tribute to the 130 people killed in the coordinated assaults, and a guest spot from Patti Smith. The one he can touch and the one he can’t see/The one where a stranger’s a friend/Every man’s got one city of liberty/For me it’s Paris/I love it/Every time I get lost down these ancient streets, I find myself again/You’re free, baby, baby, free now and for ever/It’s Christmas time, you can decide to forget or to remember/You’re free, baby, baby/I didn’t come here to fight you/I came down these streets of love and pride to surrender/The streets of surrender.’ The band were also forced to deny reports that Eagles Of Death Metal, whose gig at the Bataclan was the target of one of the attacks, would be joining them on stage.

During the set, U2 displayed the victims’ names in blue, white, and red on a massive screen behind the band. “We stand together with the families who lost their loved ones in Paris,” Bono said, per the Irish Independent. In a statement released to the cable network, Bono said of the rescheduled shows: “So much that was taken from Paris on the tragic night of Nov. 13 is irreplaceable. In an interview with the Associated Press he said, “These are our people and they’re very familiar faces, the people in the audience, they’re our people.

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