U2 dedicate songs to San Bernadino and Paris

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Eagles of Dying Metallic return to Paris for the primary time since Bataclan assault.

PARIS – Irish rock band U2 paid tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks on their return on Sunday to France, where two concerts had been canceled following the shootings.will perform its Innocence + Experience concert live Monday in a HBO broadcast in Paris, less than a month after a scheduled Paris concert that the group was planning was postponed when terrorist attacks in the city left more than a hundred dead.

The U2 Paris concerts were originally scheduled for Nov. 14 and 15, and were postponed after coordinated Islamic State attacks on the French capital killed 130 on Nov. 13. Pics: U2 U2 returned to Paris on Sunday night to play the first of two shows that had been postponed in the wake of the November 13th terrorist attacks around the city that left 130 people dead, including 89 at the Bataclan, a music hall where the American band Eagles of Death Metal was playing when it was stormed by gunmen. — Thousands of employees of San Bernardino County are preparing to return to work Monday, five days after a county restaurant inspector and his wife opened fire on a gathering of his co-workers, killing 14 people and wounding 21. The AccorHotels Arena is on the banks of the Seine in the Bercy area, near the trendy 11th district, where terrorists targeted the Bataclan and pubs, cafes and restaurants. U2 helped the Californian band in the aftermath of the attacks, including buying the rockers new phones since their phones had been left inside the venue.

We have a few words to speak on the loss you are feeling tonight, I guess grief is like a wound that never closes.” Earlier, U2 had said on their website: “We’re back in Paris and it’s great to be here. On Sunday, residents gathered at a church, a mosque, a makeshift street-corner memorial and other sites to mourn the victims and call for the community to unite in mourning and not be divided by the disclosure that the killers were a religious Muslim couple. “It’s unfortunate that we’re on this list now, a list like Newtown, Aurora and others where such tragic events occurred,” Rep. The Irish rock group was set to perform Nov. 14 at the AccorHotels, which HBO was going to tape live to air delayed in the U.S. for a prime-time special the following Sunday. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., told a crowd at a mosque. “It’s not how I want San Bernardino remembered.” President Barack Obama delivered a prime-time address Sunday night, telling the nation the attack was an “act of terrorism designed to kill innocent people.” While there was no evidence the shooters were directed by a terror network overseas or were part of a broader plot, “the two of them had gone down the dark path of radicalization,” he said. We have another surprise guest planned for tonight’s show.” Many fans commented that showing up at the concert was symbolic and an important way for Paris to move on from what happened just over three weeks ago while others said they were not scared.

With France in a state of emergency, there was a military presence on the streets walking around carrying machine guns and wearing uniforms, and police were also armed. He broke down as he spoke of the selflessness of those caught up in the horror, including 36-year-old merchandise manager Nick Alexander, from Colchester, Essex, who was killed.

The rest of the encore included the band’s early anthems Beautiful Day, Bad, and One, which was modified to include the chorus from another U2 song Invisible: “There is no them. There’s only us.” When the band played Madison Square Garden a few weeks after the September 11th attacks, it honored emergency services workers onstage and also projected the names of those killed.

The band touched on other highly charged topics in Sunday’s show, with references to HIV, the war in Syria and the European migrant crisis, displaying the hashtag #refugeeswelcome on large screens at one point. Following the attack, the county shut down except for essential services, with many of its 20,000 employees not working, said Felisa Cardona, a county spokeswoman.

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