Shirley Manson’s Paris tribute at Edinburgh gig

Shirley Manson on stage at the Usher Hall. Picture: YouTube

Shirley Manson on stage at the Usher Hall. Picture: YouTube

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GARBAGE singer Shirley Manson interupted a performance at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the Paris attacks.

On the final night of her multi-million-album-selling band’s 20th anniversary tour, the Usher Hall was bathed in the red, white and blue colours of the French tricolour, in a symbolic gesture of solidarity.

The Edinburgh-born singer, 49, told the crowd: “Be kind. Be tolerant. Be forgiving. Be educated.”

“I want us to choose life over fear,” Manson added. “I want us to pray for those who lost their lives. It has nothing to do with Muslims around the world – 1.5 billion peace-loving Muslims who feel exactly the way we do. So we must unite.

We must be peaceful. Let’s get on with the show.”

And on they did, starting their hit-laden set from behind a shadow-illuminating curtain. When it dropped, you could have heard the roar down in