MONDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2015 |
Posted by: Erin Walsh
All realms of life were impacted by the monstrous terrorist attacks that took place this past Friday the 13th. Artists and fans were deeply traumatized by the massacre at the Eagles of Death Metal concert where 89 innocent lives were lost, and due to the state of emergency, all events in the city had to be postponed. U2 had to reschedule two Paris concerts, but this weekend they returned to Paris to play the first of the two lost dates. At the AccorHotels Arena, which isn't far from the Bataclan where one of the six attacks occurred, U2 honored the victims by using the names of the lives lost to create the image of the French flag with a peace sign at its center. Bono was joined by Patti Smith onstage to sing "Gloria," and "People Have the Power" with the band, and it was quite impressive to see the 68-year-old rock star and the 39-year-old rock band come together to put on a hell of a performance in such fragile times.