LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Paris terrorist attacks are the first direct hit on music since the War on Terror, said Bono on Saturday of the Dublin-based rock band U2.
U2’s performances scheduled for this weekend in Paris have been canceled as a result of Friday’s coordinated attacks that claimed at least 129 lives, including a Cal State Long Beach student.READ MORE: Federal Investigators Name MSC DANIT As 'Party In Interest' As Lawmakers Intensify Scrutiny Of Coastal Offshore Drilling
Of those victims, 89 had been killed at Le Bataclan, a concert hall, where Palm Desert rock band Eagles of Death Metal was performing. The members of the band were uninjured.
“Everybody is safe in our party,” Bono told DJ Dave Fanning in an interview Saturday. “Really, our first thoughts at this point are with the Eagles fans.”READ MORE: Colin Powell, First Black Secretary Of State, Dies At 84 Of Complications From COVID-19
He continued: “This is, if you think about it, the majority of victims last night are music fans. This is the first direct hit on music that we’ve had on this so-called War on Terror.”
“It’s very upsetting. These are our people. This could be me at a show. You at a show in that venue,” Bono said.
U2 also posted a photograph to Instagram that said in part: “Love is bigger than anything in its way.”
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More than 300 people were injured in the series of coordinated strikes Friday, attacks ISIS has claimed responsibility for.