Eagles of Death Metal to Perform in Paris With U2, Resume European Tour in February 2016
In a brilliant act that serves as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, Eagles of Death Metal will be returning to Paris less than a month after the terrorist attack that unfolded at their show at the Bataclan theater. It will be a special moment as the band will perform with worldwide icons U2 at their upcoming show on Sunday, Dec. 6.
According to Billboard, Eagles of Death metal will join U2 on stage during the last song of their Sunday show in Paris at the AccorHotels Arena. Josh Homme, who was not touring with the band at the time, will also be joining his band on stage with U2.
The following night be will be broadcast live on HBO as U2: Innocence + Experience Live in Paris at 9PM ET. U2 were originally slated to perform at the venue the two nights after the attack occurred, but the shows were canceled for obvious reasons.
U2 aren't the only band who will be making up tour dates as Eagles of Death Metal have also made plans to finish the remainder of their European tour that was canceled following the fateful night at the Bataclan theater. The band also vowed to be the first band to return to the venue when it reopens. Jesse Hughes stated in an interview with VICE, "I cannot wait to get back to Paris, I want to be the first band to play at the Bataclan when it reopens, because I was there when it went silent for a minute."
Eagles of Death Metal were six songs into their set before gunfire broke out at the venue. The ISIS attack left 89 dead at the venue, including the band's merch guy Nick Alexander. In the same interview, Homme said, "I think about Nick, who protected a friend of his. We have a podium right now because we’re in the freaking band, but we represent the fans that did not make, the people who did not make it, whose stories may never get told."