Paris: Thousands of U2 fans gather to hear U2 perform at AccorHotels Arena a return from a few weeks ago where terrorists attacked and killed 130 people and injured few hundred more. The band dedicated songs to Paris, saying "We are all Parisians," and "If you love liberty, Paris is your hometown" but also to victims of the San Bernardino, California, shooting, attacks in Beirut and to "all those hostage of an ideology."
Eagles of Death Metal attended the show ( right up front). The U2 website quickly updated that EDM was not going to appear on stage with U2 as rumors suggested.
Bono did reveal that he has written a new song that was to be used by Fornaciari however he decided to reclaim and release the song titled "The Streets of Surrender".
The Edge said that the band views music as freedom so their return to Paris is not just symbolic its starting a process of resistance and defiance against ISS which carried out the killings.
'The Streets of Surrender' (S.O.S.) Every man has two cities he needs to be: The one he can touch and the one he can't see. The one where a stranger's a friend; every man has got one city of liberty. Every time I get lost down these ancient streets I find myself again. You're free baby baby, free now and forever. It's Christmas time, you can decide to forget or remember. You're free baby baby, I didn't come down here to fight you. I came down these streets of lovin' pride to surrender, the streets of surrender I heard a far-fetched story that nobody seems to know, I think it was about that stranger. It was youth, it was love and it was danger. It was winter, but that warm it gets before the snow, it chilled my soul. Everybody's cryin' about some kid that they found lyin' on a beach, born in a manger. You're free baby baby, free now and forever. It's Christmas time, you can decide to forget or to remember. You're free baby baby, I didn't come down here to fight you. I came down these streets of lovin' pride to surrender, streets of surrender.