Eagles of Death Metal to Resume Tour, Play Their Own Show in Paris for First Time Since Terrorist Attacks
The band will play Paris' Olympia Hall Feb. 16, three months after their show at the French capital's Bataclan theatre was taken over by terrorists
The Eagles of Death Metal are picking up the pieces.
Per its official website, the American rock band – whose November concert in Paris was targeted in six coordinated terrorist attacks – announced it has rescheduled its European tour, which will pick back up in February. And on Feb. 16, the group will return to a stage in Paris for the second time since the attacks, for which ISIS claimed responsibility. (The Eagles of Death Metal joined U2 onstage for two songs at an early December show.)
“The people of Paris have always been incredible to us, and our feeling of love towards this beautiful city and its people has been reinforced a million times over this past month,” frontman Jesse Hughes said on the site.
“Hearing the stories of the survivors, the injured and those who have lost loved ones has been overwhelming. Not returning to finish our set was never an option. We look forward to coming back in February and continuing our mission to bring rock ‘n’ roll to the world.”
Eighty-nine were killed in the concert hall massacre.