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