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Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, U2 has canceled a concert planned for Saturday that was scheduled to air as a live special on HBO.

“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,” a statement on the band’s website reads.

The members of U2 also say: “We watched in disbelief and shock at the unfolding events in Paris and our hearts go out to all the victims and their families across the city tonight.

“We are devastated at the loss of life at the Eagles of Death Metal concert [at a concert hall where dozens were killed] and our thoughts and prayers are with the band and their fans. And we hope and pray that all of our fans in Paris are safe.”

HBO will fill its schedule with a showing of the film “Jersey Boys.”

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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