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U2 Pays Tribute to Terrorist Attack Victims, Brings Patti Smith to the Stage at Paris Concert

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Bono and The Edge perform with U2 on stage at the Bercy Accordhotels Arena in Paris on Dec. 6, 2015. 

Returning to Paris for a set of concerts at AccorHotels Arena on Dec. 6-7, U2 remembered those that died in the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks that took place in the city. The victims’ names were displayed in blue, white and red on a large screen on the stage.

"We stand together with the families who lost their loved ones in Paris," Bono said, according to the Irish Independent. He added, "We stand together with families in San Bernardino. We stand together with families in Beirut and Istanbul. We stand together before those with false ideologies of the god they serve."

The band had postponed the shows that were originally scheduled for Nov. 14 and 15 following the tragedy.

U2’s  Dec. 6 performance, which streamed via Meerkat, also featured Patti Smith as a special guest. Smith joined them onstage for “Gloria”/”Bad” and “People Have the Power,” reports U2gigs.com.

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See fan-captured pictures of the tribute to the Paris attack victims, as well as clips of U2’s performance with Smith, below.


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