According to The Pulse Of Radio, California rock band EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, who were playing at Paris’s Bataclan when terrorist burst in and killed dozens of concert-goers in November will return to “finish” the gig Tuesday night. The show, which is sold out, will be attended by many survivors of the massacre.
EAGLES OF DEATH METAL frontman Jesse Hughes said he felt it was a “sacred duty” to return to Paris. “I feel we were chosen by circumstances for better or for worse,” he said. “I take it as a responsibility I’m charged by God to fulfill.” Austrian band WHITE MILES, who opened for the band in November, is also returning.
Like the rest of the world, the rock community was stunned by the horrifying events that took place in Paris, France on November 13, 2015, when at least six coordinated terrorist attacks claimed the lives of 129 people, including 89 concertgoers attending a show by EAGLES OF DEATH METAL at the Bataclan. About 350 more at the show were injured.
In the wake of the attacks, FOO FIGHTERS and DEFTONES canceled the rest of their European tours, while U2 postponed a special broadcast from Paris and COLDPLAY postponed a live streamed concert in Los Angeles. Other bands like FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH carried on with their tours, although a rumored threat against a show by the latter band in Milan, Italy, forced them to cancel that and several other gigs.
Although none of the musicians in EAGLES OF DEATH METAL were harmed, several tour personnel and record company staffers who worked with that band and many others did not survive the nightclub attack.