On November 13, 2015, the world was shocked when terrorists opened fire at an Eagles of Death Metal concert at Le Bataclan in Paris, France. The attacks killed 89, leaving everyone to mourn for the loss, and the music community to reel in such a horrific violation.
Just over three months later, the band made a powerful statement by returning to Paris and performing once more. Standing up in the face of fear, Eagles of Death Metal opened the concert with “I Only Want You,” as frontman Jesse Hughes paused to lead the crowd in a moment of silence. Hughes said it would be “more than just a show” in an interview prior to the performance.
While Le Bataclan remains closed, Eagles of Death Metal poured their hearts and souls into a set at the Olympia, and CNN reports that 900 survivors of the first attack were expected to be in attendance.
Thank you to EODM for standing up to terrorism and fear, showing us once again that music conquers all.