by Elsa Keslassy, International Correspondent, Variety
PARIS -- After canceling their two Paris concerts in the wake of terrorist attacks that killed 129 people, members of U2 visited the memorial site near the Bataclan to pay homage to the victims on Saturday night.
U2 had been scheduled for concerts at Paris' AccorHotels Arena this weekend, the first of which was supposed to be telecast live on HBO. But the shows were hastily canceled amid the state of emergency declared by President Francois Hollande.
French media showed footage of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. somberly laying flowers at the memorial site strewn with candles and other tributes to the estimated 89 people who died while attending a performance by California band Eagles of Death Metal. Bono earlier condemned the attacks as a "direct hit on music."
The Foo Fighters have also announced the end of their European tour and have canceled their concerts in Torino, Paris, Lyon and Barcelona.