Eagles of Death Metal Return to Bataclan for First Time Since Paris Attacks

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

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.File photo of Jesse Hughes of the rock band Eagles of Death Metal performing with drummer Joey Castillo (R) at Festival Supreme at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (REUTERS/Alex Matthews) PARIS – Eagles of Death Metal, the band which was performing when the deadliest of the Islamic State attacks took place in Paris on Nov. 13, made an emotional, powerful appearance at a U2 concert in the city on Monday. Led by frontman Jesse Hughes dressed in a white suit at a packed AccorHotels Arena, the Californian rock band gave a rendition of Patti Smith’s “People have the Power” before performing their own “I Love You All The Time.” “Nothing left except to introduce you to some people whose lives will be forever part of Paris. These are our brothers, they were robbed of their stage three weeks ago,” U2 frontman Bono said at the end of the last gig of their Innocence and Experience tour after the American band’s remaining European shows were canceled in the wake of the attacks.

A helicopter hovered for two hours above the arena before the show and spectators were told to access the building, which seats up to 20,000 people, through a back entrance. 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.” The full post reads: “We want to offer our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for everything our brothers in U2 did for us in the aftermath of the November 13 attacks. “We are incredibly grateful to U2 for providing us the opportunity to return to Paris so quickly, and to share in the healing power of rock ‘n roll with so many of the beautiful people – nos amis – of this great city. “Thank you to Bono, The Edge, Larry and Adam, thank you to their wonderful management, thank you to France, and thank you to everyone in the world who continues to prove that love, joy, and music will always overcome terror and evil. “We look forward to fighting the good fight on many more fronts very soon, especially when we pick up our tour in 2016. U2, which provided the band with logistical help after the attacks, had denied it would appear on Sunday, when Patti Smith came onto the stage to close the first of two shows.

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