Eagles Of Death Metal Cancel European Tour Ahead Of Australian Dates

Eagles Of Death Metal have been forced to cancel eight remaining dates of their European tour, due to an injury sustained by frontman Jesse Hughes.

The band had rescheduled their European tour, cancelled in the wake of the horrific attack which saw eighty-nine concertgoers killed at their show at L’Bataclan in Paris last November. Their third tour date was at L’Olympia in Paris, where they (including Josh Homme, who almost never tours with the group) performed in front of 900 survivors of the attack – some of which were still on crutches and in wheelchairs, recovering from injuries.

Hughes reportedly injured himself at the show, telling the audience, “I was so nervous I think I’ve snapped a tendon in my middle finger.”

The band continued on to play a number of cities including Munich, Budapest and Zurich, but the band then released a statement (now deleted from their Facebook,) announcing the cancellation of the tour.

Eagles of Death Metal has regrettably been forced to cancel the remainder of their European tour due to founder Jesse Hughes tearing a tendon in his finger. Hughes has tried to play through the injury during the current tour, but doctors have advised that the only way to properly heal it is to stop playing now, or risk further injury and having to cancel several weeks worth of shows. Said Hughes: “I’m devastated that we cannot continue what has been a life-changing return to Europe, but I need to get repaired so we can continue to play rock music around this beautiful world, including coming back to Europe even stronger in the summer.” EODM will be cancelling the last eight shows of their current European run.

There have been no official announcements about their remaining tour schedule, and EODM’s official website still lists all remaining dates, including South America, Australia, Canada and USA.

We wish Jesse Hughes a speedy recovery in the hopes that no additional dates will need to be cancelled.

Watch Eagles Of Death Metal perform at L’Olympia in Paris earlier this month:

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