Eagles of Death Metal members revisit Paris attack site, perform with U2

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Eagles Of Death Metal thank U2 for helping band return to Paris.

PARIS — Members of California rock band Eagles of Death Metal on Tuesday revisited the ravaged Paris theater where they survived a massacre by Islamic extremist suicide bombers. The Californian rockers joined U2 on stage in the French capital less than a month after 89 people were killed during their show at the Bataclan concert hall on November 13. Solemn and silent, they came to the now-shuttered Bataclan theater in eastern Paris, whose facade has become a shrine to the at least 89 people killed inside. Band members laid flowers at the site under a persistent December rain, some embracing as they stared at the wreaths, notes and banners heaped in mourning and tribute.

The band made a surprise return to Paris and performed with U2 on Monday night, their first on-stage appearance since the Nov. 13 attacks, which killed 130 people overall and terrified the country. They were robbed of their stage three weeks ago, and we would like to offer them ours tonight.” There were emotional scenes as they performed Patti Smith’s song People Have the Power, with lead singer Jesse Hughes taking a French flag from the audience and draping it around his shoulders. See you again in February, Paris.” At the earlier show, on Sunday, Bono told the audience: “We stand together with the families of those killed in Paris,” as the victims’ names were projected on a huge video screen. The Edge told CNN: “It seemed like the target [of the attacks] was culture and every kind of expression of the best of humanity – great music, restaurants, French food – everything that we hold dear.”

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