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Latest U2 Concert
November 24, 2015
Unlike last night's show, the paper/confetti falls from the ceiling tonight during "Until The End Of The World." It includes a sheet of paper with information about Justice For The Forgotten, the organization that's seeking justice for past cross-border bombings in Ireland.
Latest U2 Tour News & Rumors
The first two shows of U2's homecoming in Dublin are in the books, and the audience was treated to two of the most intimate shows of the entire tour. The staging has been retrofitted down to fit the smaller and uniquely-shaped layout of 3Arena. If you were unable to follow along to any of the live streams, check out our recaps and set lists below:
U2 has two more shows at 3Arena on Friday and Saturday.
U2 have announced replacement dates for the two I+E shows that were postponed because of the attacks in Paris. The new dates are Dec. 6-7 at the AccorHotels Arena. Also, the U2 Innocence + Experience Live from Paris HBO special will now air on Dec. 7 instead of the initially scheduled Nov. 14.
"So much that was taken from Paris on the tragic night of November 13th is irreplaceable," said Bono, according to U2.com. "For one night, the killers took lives, took music, took peace of mind -- but they couldn't steal the spirit of that city. It's a spirit our band knows well and will try to serve when we return for the postponed shows on December 6th and 7th. We’re going to put on our best for Paris."
Tickets for the third Paris show (originally November 14) will be valid for the December 6th show, and tickets for the last Paris show (originally November 15) will be valid for the December 7th show. That show on December 7 will also be broadcast by HBO at 9:00 pm ET.
U2 wrapped up its two-night stay in Belfast on Thursday with a snippet-filled show at the SSE Arena. If you didn't follow along on Twitter or via the fans' live audio/video streams, here's the set list:
Next up for U2? Four final shows of the year in their hometown of Dublin, starting Monday.
U2 returned to the stage Wednesday night for the first of two shows in Belfast -- the band's first shows after the recent terrorist attacks forced the cancellation of last weekend's planned shows in Paris. And by all accounts, tonight's show was as emotional a return to the stage as you'd expect. Bono referenced the attacks several times throughout the show, and repeated the call for mercy toward refugees that he's been making throughout the European tour. A high point Wednesday night came during the encore when the entire arena was lit in the colors of the French flag, while the recent Eiffel Tower-themed peace symbol showed on the video screen with the fan-created hashtag #StrongerThanFear.
There were other tributes and changes during the show, so check out our Belfast #1 recap and setlist if you need to catch up. U2 is back on stage at the SSE Arena on Thursday.
U2 has postponed its concert that was scheduled for Saturday evening at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris.
The postponement comes just hours after a series of terrorist attacks at multiple locations across the city that have killed more than 100 people as of this moment.
Saturday's concert was to be unlike any other on the Innocence + Experience tour: It was due to be recorded and shown tomorrow night on HBO in North America, and later this month on TV in Ireland and the UK. In a statement posted on U2.com, the band and Live Nation/HBO say they intend to see the broadcast through at another time:
As a result of the ongoing state of emergency across France, the U2 Paris concert scheduled for 14th November will not be going ahead as planned. U2 and Live Nation, along with HBO who were due to live broadcast the Saturday concert, are fully resolved to go ahead with this show at an appropriate time.
In the wake of the attacks, French President Hollande declared a state of emergency across the country, effectively closing all public events and venues.
As we reported earlier, a U2 spokesperson told us that the band and crew are "fine."
There's no word right now on the status of Sunday's scheduled concert in Paris, nor on a rescheduled date for Saturday's show and its HBO broadcast. More to come as the story develops.
U2's four-concert stint at AccorHotels Arena in Paris is underway and already halfway over, actually. The first show on Tuesday night was an oddball in that it was two songs shorter than most of the other recent shows U2 has been doing. There are plenty of theories and guesses regarding why two songs were missing that night, but no one knows for certain. Things returned to normal on Wednesday with a more standard set list. Fans at the shows (and watching online streams or looking at videos) have seen dozens of additional cameras around the arena; these shows are being recorded for Saturday's concert on HBO.
If you missed either of the details from the first two shows in Paris, we have you covered:
The band is off until Saturday's third show, which is expected to make up the majority of that night's HBO concert screening.
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