Eagles of Death Metal have rescheduled their European tour dates following the Paris attacks which took place while they were performing in the city.
The band’s show at Le Bataclan made world-wide news and sent shockwaves through both the music community and the general public, when a group of attackers entered the venue, taking some people hostage and shooting many. A total of eighty-nine people lost their lives at the venue.
Almost immediately after the tragedy, the band vowed to return to Paris and finish the gig that they started. This is now official, as they are scheduled to appear on February 16th at the Olympia venue in Paris. The rest of their European tour is set to stretch throughout February and March.
Co-founders of the band, Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme conducted an emotional interview in the aftermath of the event, in which they are clearly visibly shaken as they detail the horrific events.
The band were playing in support of their latest release Zipper Down.
After the attacks, the band released a statement asking for covers of their song I Love You All The Time, which they would donate the proceeds of to the victims of the attacks: Here is My Morning Jacket’s touching tribute.