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U2 Innocence + Experience tour: Band announce rescheduled Paris dates

U2 have confirmed they are to play their cancelled Paris shows next month.

The band will return to Paris in early December to play their two concerts postponed from earlier in November.

In the wake of the November 13 Paris attacks the group's remaining two shows in the city were cancelled.

Bono said the decision to cancel was not the band's but "absolutely the right thing to do".

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The new dates, Sunday, December 6 and Monday, December 7 will take place at the Accorhotels Arena in Bercy.

"So much that was taken from Paris on the tragic night of November 13 is irreplaceable," said Bono.

"For one night, the killers took lives, took music, took peace of mind - but they couldn't steal the spirit of that city.

"It's a spirit our band knows well and will try to serve when we return for the postponed shows on December 6 and 7.

"We’re going to put on our best for Paris."

U2 Tour Promoter‎ and Tour Producer Arthur Fogel added: "The band wanted us to reschedule as soon as possible so that they could honour the commitment to their audience."

And, as originally had been planned, the December 7 concert will be broadcast live from Paris on American television show HBO.

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