Contact Us

UPDATE: U2 Says Eagles of Death Metal Won’t Join Them Onstage Tonight

Kevin Winter / Matthias Nareyek, Getty Images
Kevin Winter / Matthias Nareyek, Getty Images

Tomorrow (Dec. 6) and Monday, U2 will play the concerts that were postponed due to the Paris terrorist attacks. And if rumors are to be believed, they will be joined by the Eagles of Death Metal, whose performance at the Bataclan was the site of the most deadly of the attacks.

12/6 Update: According to a statement from U2, Eagles of Death Metal will not be joining them onstage tonight.

A source tells Billboard that the Eagles of Death Metal will come out for the final song on at least one of the two nights — they’re unsure which, although Monday night’s show will be broadcast on HBO at 9PM Eastern. In addition, Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, who co-founded the band but doesn’t usually tour with them, is expected to be with them.

U2 were in the middle of a four-night residency at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris when the attacks occurred. The remaining two shows — including the Nov. 14 that was scheduled to be shown on HBO — were immediately postponed as the city was shut down. The next day, the group visited a site near the Bataclan where a memorial for the victims had sprung up.

Following the attacks, U2 reached out to the Eagles of Death Metal. They offered them their private plane — although it wasn’t necessary — bought them new phones, because they were left inside the Bataclan, and discussed what they had gone through.

The article also says that the Eagles of Death Metal are rescheduling their European tour for February 2016. They hope to be the first band to play the Bataclan once it reopens.

U2 Albums, Ranked Worst to Best

Rock’s Most Hated Albums

Subscribe to Ultimate Classic Rock on

Next: Who Are the Eagles of Death Metal?

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of Ultimate Classic Rock

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Ultimate Classic Rock quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!