Eagles of Death Metal: “We are proud to stand together”

Last week saw one of the most horrific terror attacks in recent memory. Palm Desert rock band Eagles of Death Metal were performing at Le Bataclan theatre at the time, and devastatingly, eighty-nine were murdered at the venue, one of six sites targeted by terrorists in the French capital. No members of the band were harmed, however, 36-year-old merchandise manager Nick Alexander, as well as three representatives of EODM’s label Universal Music Group, were tragically among the dead.

Shortly following the event, the band announced on their Facebook page that they were “trying to determine the safety and whereabouts of all our band and crew.” Now, Eagles of Death Metal have taken to Facebook and Twitter to release a heartbreaking statement in the wake of the attacks.

Eagles of Death Metal were 11 dates into a 32 date tour in support of their latest album Zipper Down. Founding member Josh Homme was not on tour with the band, who have now returned to the USA.

For now, all future tour dates have been postponed. Opening for EODM was Austrian act White Miles, who have also released a statement following their escape from the venue. They too have cancelled all tour dates, apart from one in Innsbruck on December 17, which will be performed in honour of Nick Alexander.

Peace, love and death metal.