U2’s Paris-set concert special, which was originally set to premiere Nov. 14, will now air Dec. 7 on HBO.
The band canceled the concert (also scheduled for Nov. 14) and the special following the Nov. 13 attacks on Paris, which included an attack at the city’s Le Bataclan music video that left over 80 people dead.
“If you think about it, the majority of victims last night are music fans,” Bono told Irish DJ Dave Fanning the morning after. “This is the first direct hit on music that we’ve had in this so-called War on Terror. And it’s very upsetting.”
U2’s shows will still take place at Paris’ Accorhotels Arena as previously planned. “So much that was taken from Paris on the tragic night of Nov. 13 is irreplaceable,” Bono said in a statement. “For one night, the killers took lives, took music, took peace of mind — but they couldn’t steal the spirit of the city. It’s a spirit our band knows well and will try to serve when we return for the postponed shows on Dec. 6 and 7. We’re going to put on our best for Paris.”
U2: iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Live In Paris will debut on HBO Dec. 7 at 9 p.m. ET.