Eagles of Death Metal Drummer: I’m Counting Down the Days Until I Get to Finish Bataclan Gig
Eagles of Death Metal drummer Julian Dorio has posted a heartfelt statement on his terrifying experience at Le Bataclan during the Nov. 13 attacks on Paris. After painting a picture of the nightmare from his own perspective, Dorio offered some hope by stating, "I'm counting down the days until I get to finish that concert."
The attacks on Paris by ISIS left a total of 130 dead with many more in critical condition. At least eighty nine of those fatalities occurred at Le Bataclan while Eagles of Death Metal were performing. Despite Le Bataclan forever being linked with those attacks, the venue has vowed to reopen and once again host live events.
On his personal Instagram page, Dorio writes:
I am beyond grateful that I was able to find a way out of the venue, but I am mourning those who did not, including our mate, Nick Alexander. My thoughts are with their families. I'm home safe. And now I have a new family abroad.
To Arthur, who ran for his life right beside me and selflessly put us in a taxi before himself, thank you. To Fabrice, a fan who lent me his phone later that night so I could call @emilydorio and attempt to put her at ease, thank you. To everyone who, in the face of unrelenting evil, went toe to toe using courage, compassion, and love as their weapons. You all are my heroes. Last but certainly not least, the outreach and support back home is appreciated more than you'll ever know. I will never forget it.
I am forever changed but hold fast to the love around us. I'm counting down the days until I get to finish that concert. Peace & love. #prayforparis #bataclan #eodm