PICS: U2 lay wreaths at shrine near the scene of the Paris attacks 4 years ago

PICS: U2 lay wreaths at shrine near the scene of the Paris attacks

"It could have been any of us"...

U2 were due to play two sold-out concerts in Paris tonight and tomorrow  but they were forced to cancel the gigs after the events in Paris last night.

The band visited the makeshift shrine which has been set up near the Bataclan Theatre, the place where 87 people were killed last night in a spate of terror attacks.

Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen joined with hundreds of people to pay their respects to the dead in the French capital as they laid wreaths, one of which said, "Love to the fans of music, love to the fans of EODM'.

Eagles of Death Metal were playing in the theatre last night when the atrocities happened...

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 14: Bono and The Edge of 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)

“Our first thoughts at this point are with the Eagles of Death Metal fans,” Bono told the Dave Fanning Show on 2FM this morning.

“When you think about it, the majority of victims from last night’s attacks were music fans.

“So this really is the first direct hit on music we’ve had on this so called war on terror.

“We know that they don’t like music… and this and the cold blooded aspect of last night attacks are what are really upsetting because it means it could have been any of us.

You can listen to the full interview on the Dave Fanning Show here...

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)

<> on November 14, 2015 in Paris, France.