Eagles of Death Metal visit Le Bataclan for the first time since November attacks
Eagles of Death Metal were playing a show at Paris venue Le Bataclan Nov. 13 when attacks interrupted their set and left 89 people dead. The band returned to the venue for the first time since those attacks, and their reaction was documented in a short video that features the band members embracing as they look at flowers and other tributes left outside the concert hall.
Prior to visiting Le Bataclan, Eagles of Death Metal joined U2 onstage Monday night, marking the first time they’ve performed in Paris since the attacks. The show was filmed for an HBO special that aired Monday night. “These are our brothers, our fellow troubadours,” U2 frontman Bono introduced them. “They were robbed of their stage three weeks ago, and we would like to offer them ours tonight.”
The band’s members survived the attack, but lost merchandise manager Nick Alexander that night. Soon after the attacks, they released a statement sending their “thoughts and prayers” to those who died.
“Although bonded in grief with the victims, the fans, the families, the citizens of Paris, and all those affected by terrorism, we are proud to stand together, with our new family, now united by a common goal of love and compassion,” they said.
Watch video footage of their return to Le Bataclan here.