Bono and his U2 bandmates are in talks to lead an all-star Paris concert to benefit the victims affected by the horrific Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in the City of Light, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned. Find out the full details.
Bono, 55, and his band U2 are in discussions to put together a concert to help the families of the victims of the devastating Paris attacks, HollywoodLife.com can EXCLUSIVELY reveal. The frontman of the Irish rock band is hoping that he can assemble an all-star line-up for a tribute gig for those who tragically lost their lives.
“Bono, the Edge, Adam and Larry have discussed doing a concert to help the families of victims of the Paris attacks,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com. “They want to help in any way and would bring in their pals for a musical extravaganza benefitting all those affected.”
Since the awful events of Nov. 13, that have killed at least 129 people and wounded more than 350 others, a number of celebrities have already lent their support. U2 were actually rehearsing at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris the night of the ISIS attacks, less than three miles away from the Bataclan concert hall.
Our source goes on to say that Bono, who regularly holidays in the South of France and owns a beachfront home in the village of Eze-Sur-Mer, is personally moved by the tragedy.
“They’ve played in Paris so many times, and Bono has a real affinity with France. He was really emotionally affected by the events and will do anything he can to ensure the best musicians in the world would join the band for a one-off concert.”
U2 is currently on a huge European tour and has been on the road for two months. They had to cancel their scheduled shows in Paris on Nov. 14 and Nov. 15 following the atrocities. However, Bono told CNN he wanted the show to go on.
“We didn’t call it off,” Bono said. “It was canceled, honest, and I understand perfectly why… It’s up to the French authorities and the city to decide when we can go back.”
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— Jon Boon