Eagles of Death Metal reschedule Nos Amis tour following Paris attacks
Eagles of Death Metal, the rock band playing at Paris’ Le Bataclan when the city came under attack last month, has rescheduled the European tour dates they missed due to the siege. Though the band has since taken the stage — joining U2 when the rock group stopped in Paris last week — The Nos Amis Tour will resume Feb. 13 in Stockholm, Sweden, per Wednesday’s announcement.
“We are incredibly grateful to U2 for providing us the opportunity to return to Paris so quickly,” EODM wrote on their website following the concert, “and to share in the healing power of rock ‘n roll with so many of the beautiful people – nos amis – of this great city.”
Frontman Jesse Hughes told Vice he hopes the Eagles of Death Metal can be the first to play at Le Bataclan upon its reopening, however the venue will not be available in time for their second stop in Paris. The group plans to return to France’s Olympia Theatre in Paris Feb. 16, and La Paloma in Nimes March 2.
“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,” Hughes wrote on the band’s site Wednesday. “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.”
EODM’s merchandise manager Nick Alexander, and three members of their record label (Thomas Ayad, Marie Mosser, and Manu Perez) were killed in the Nov. 13 attack that left 89 dead at the venue. Anyone present at the Nov. 13 show will receive free admission to the Olympia Theatre show, and fans who held tickets to the rescheduled European dates will have the opportunity to repurchase tickets during a pre-sale window opening Thursday.
Head to the band’s website for a full list of tour dates.