Eagles of Death Metal have performed for the first time since last month’s horrific Paris terror attacks, during which 89 of their fans – and their merchandising manager, Nick Alexander – were killed inside the Bataclan theatre.
Joining U2 on stage just now, the group covered Patti Smith’s “People Have the Power”, before Bono etc. stepped aside so EODM could play their own song “I Love You All the Time” in front of the 16K-strong audience at AccorHotels Arena.
“They were robbed of their stage three weeks ago, so we would like to offer them ours tonight,” Bono said, introducing EODM.
EODM’s frontman Jesse Hughes took to the mic for a shoutout to the grieving city: “Paris we love you and we will never give up rock and roll.”
*wipes away tears*
The band has always said they would perform a tribute to the fans who lost their lives.
“Our friends went to see rock and roll and died. I want to go back there and live,” Jesse said shortly after the attacks. “I cannot wait to get back to Paris and play.”