Members of the California rock band Eagles of Death Metal
have made a surprise return to a Paris stage during a concert by U2, less than
a month after suicide bombers stormed the band’s Nov. 13 gig at the Bataclan
theater and killed 89 people.
U2 on Monday night was playing the last of four concerts in
Paris. The last two shows had been postponed when France announced a state of
emergency following the attacks that killed 130 people.
It was the first time the Eagles of Death Metal band had
performed since the attacks, which band members escaped under harrowing
circumstances. The band, though deeply shaken, has said it wanted to play again
Just before the band emerged Monday night, U2 frontman Bono
said there was “nothing left except to introduce you to some people whose
lives will forever be a part of this city of Paris. These are our brothers. Our
fellow troubadours. They were robbed of their stage three weeks ago, and we
would like to offer them ours tonight. Would you welcome the Eagles of Death
The bands then played the U2 song “People have the
The Eagles of Death Metal singer then said, “We love
you too, so much for giving us this opportunity. I look around and what do I
see, nos amis, our friends. I f—ing love you guys so hard, and I will never
stop rocking and rolling.”
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