Eagles of Death Metal return to Paris to perform for terror attack survivors — watch

Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme rock the City of Lights just months after the events of November 13th

Eagles of Death Metal

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    Over the weekend, Eagles of Death Metal took the stage in Stockholm for their first concert since the Paris terror attacks last November. Last night marked a similarly momentous occasion, as the rock band returned to the French capital to perform for the survivors of that fateful November night, which left more than 80 attendees of EODM’s Bataclan show dead.

    Though Bataclan isn’t set to reopen until later this year, the group — led by Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme — made it a point to show fortitude in the face of evil by not only hitting the road again, but by going back to the City of Light and performing at the local Olympia venue. Homme, who rarely performs live with the band, was on hand to play drums.


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    “We don’t really have a choice,” Homme said when recently asked whether EODM planned to reschedule their European tour after it was postponed in the wake of the brutal attacks. “Not only for ourselves and our fans, not only for [slain merch manager] Nick Alexander, not only because this is our way of life … it’s the human condition.”

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, on Tuesday evening, Hughes stood before an excited Olympia crowd and triumphantly declared, “Bonsoir Paris, we’re ready for this!” Later, between songs, he continued: “Peace, love and rock ‘n’ roll!”


    Below, watch fan-footage of the concert, including performances of “Don’t Speak (I Came to Make a Bang!)”, a cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Brown Sugar”, and “Speaking in Tongues”.

    “Don’t Speak (I Came to Make a Bang!)”:

    “Brown Sugar”:


    “Speaking in Tongues”:

    I Only Want You
    Don’t Speak (I Came to Make a Bang!)
    So Easy
    Whorehoppin’ (Shit, Goddamn)
    Silverlake (K.S.O.F.M.)
    Oh Girl
    I Love You All the Time
    Cherry Cola
    The Reverend
    Got a Woman
    I Got a Feelin (Just Nineteen)
    Stuck in the Metal
    Miss Alissa
    I Like to Move in the Night
    Secret Plans
    Wannabe in L.A.
    Save a Prayer (Duran Duran Cover)
    I Want You So Hard (Boy’s Bad News)
    Speaking in Tongues

    EODM first returned to Paris in December as a special guest at a U2 concert.


    The rest of the band’s upcoming tour dates:

    Eagles of Death Metal 2016 Tour Dates:
    02/18 – Munich, DE @ Tonhalle
    02/19 – Zagreb, HR @ Tvornica Kulture
    02/20 – Budapest, HU @ Akvarium
    02/22 – Vienna, AT @ Arena
    02/23 – Zurich, CH @ Komplex
    02/24 – Lille, FR @ Le Splendid
    02/25 – Brussels, BE @ Forest Club
    02/27 – Treviso, IT @ New Age
    02/28 – Turin, IT @ 10100
    02/29 – Rome, IT @ Orion
    03/02 – Nimes, FR @ La Paloma
    03/03 – Barcelona, ES @ Apolo
    03/04 – Madrid, ES @ Joy Eslava
    03/05 – Lisbon, PT @ Coliseum
    03/07 – Lille, FR @ Le Splendid
    03/09 – Bogota, CO @ Armando Music Hall
    03/12 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brazil
    03/15 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Cine Joia
    03/18 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Lollapalooza Argentina
    03/19 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile
    03/22 – Auckland, NZ @ Powerstation
    03/25 – Melbourne, AU @ The Croxton
    03/26 – Byron Bay, AU @ Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm
    03/27 – Sydney, AU @ Metro Theatre
    03/29 – Freemantle, AU @ Metropolis
    04/26 – Port Coquitlam, BC @ PNE Forum ^
    04/28 – Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre ^
    04/29 – Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Event Centre ^
    04/30 – Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre ^
    05/01 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre ^
    05/04 – London, ON @ London Music Hall ^
    05/05 – Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre ^
    05/06 – Hamilton, ON @ Hamilton Convention Centre ^
    05/08 – Quebec, QC @ L’Imperial Bell ^
    05/10 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
    05/11 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s
    05/13 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
    05/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
    06/03 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
    08/09 – Katowice, PL @ Mega Club
    08/11 – Copenhagen, DK @ Amager Bio
    08/12 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
    08/15 – Bremen, DE @ Aladin
    08/16 – Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
    08/21 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Music Festival

    ^ = w/ Death From Above 1979