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U2 honors victims of Paris attacks with performance of 'City of Blinding Lights'

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U2 honored the victims of the Paris terror attacks Wednesday evening with a rousing performance of “City of Blinding Lights” in Belfast, where they showed a drawing of the Eiffel Tower along with the message “Stronger Than Fear.”

“We refuse to hate because love will do a better job,” Bono told the crowd.

The band had been scheduled to play in Paris the day after the attacks, but canceled the show in the wake of the shooting at the Bataclan music venue and around the city, opting instead to attend a memorial at the concert hall. “This is the first direct hit on music that we’ve had in this so-called War on Terror,” the band said in a statement. “And it’s very upsetting.”

Watch their tribute below.

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