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U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 Belfast dates: Fans call to #whiteoutBelfast in name of peace following Paris attacks

Published 16/11/2015

Bono and band members of U2 pay their respects and place flowers on the pavement near the scene of yesterday's Bataclan Theatre terrorist attack on November 14, 2015 in Paris, France. At least 120 people have been killed and over 200 injured, 80 of which seriously, following a series of terrorist attacks in the French capital. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Bono and band members of U2 pay their respects and place flowers on the pavement near the scene of yesterday's Bataclan Theatre terrorist attack on November 14, 2015 in Paris, France. At least 120 people have been killed and over 200 injured, 80 of which seriously, following a series of terrorist attacks in the French capital. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Bono and band members from the band U2 place flowers on the pavement near the scene of yesterday's Bataclan Theatre terrorist attack on November 14, 2015 in Paris, France. At least 120 people have been killed and over 200 injured, 80 of which seriously, following a series of terrorist attacks in the French capital. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Irish band U2 (From L) lead singer Bono, guitarist The Edge, drummer Larry Mullen Jr and bass player Adam Clayton pay homage to attacks' victims near the Bataclan concert hall on November 14, 2015 in Paris, a day after a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris. Islamic State jihadists claimed a series of coordinated attacks by gunmen and suicide bombers in Paris that killed at least 129 people in scenes of carnage at a concert hall, restaurants and the national stadium. U2 has canceled two sold-out concerts in Paris, including one to be broadcast live on November 14, and Foo Fighters cut short their tour after attacks that killed at least129 people. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
Bono of U2 leaves after placing flowers on the pavement near the scene of yesterday's Bataclan Theatre terrorist attack on November 14, 2015 in Paris, France. At least 120 people have been killed and over 200 injured, 80 of which seriously, following a series of terrorist attacks in the French capital. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 14: Bono and band members from the band U2 place flowers on the pavement near the scene of yesterday's Bataclan Theatre terrorist attack on November 14, 2015 in Paris, France. At least 120 people have been killed and over 200 injured, 80 of which seriously, following a series of terrorist attacks in the French capital. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
The U2 performing on their Innocence + Experience Tour.
The U2 performing on their Innocence + Experience Tour.

U2 fans are calling for those attending the band's Belfast shows in the SSE Arena to wear white and wave something white to make a statement in the name of peace.

The Dublin band's show will be its first since their cancelled Paris concerts in the wake of the atrocities in the French capital.

Bono said while the band did not take the decision to cancel the concert, he understood the decision and that it was "totally the right thing to do".

The band said they watch the events unfold in "disbelief and shock" and they were devastated.

"Our hearts go out to all the victims and their families across the city tonight."

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Copenhagen woman Connie Maria Westgaard has called for fans to wear white to the Belfast shows.

She has also called for fans to wave something white when the band arrive on stage and during the performances of Sunday Bloody Sunday, Raised by Wolves and One - if they play them.

On Facebook, Connie wrote: "Belfast has its own history of terror and violence, so it seems like the right time and place to make a statement in the name of peace, love and music and pay our respect to the victims of terror and violence all around the world."

The U2 performing on their Innocence + Experience Tour.
The U2 performing on their Innocence + Experience Tour.

The post has been shared across social media and many fans have joined in the call for all to join in.

U2 have stirred up controversy ahead of their show in Belfast, their first in the city for almost 20 years.

The supergroup have included a musical and pictorial tribute to the victims of the 1974 loyalist bombings of Dublin and Monaghan as part of their stage set for the tour during the Raised by Wolves song.

Last week guitarist The Edge was adamant the band would not leave out the song.

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