Eagles of Death Metal Release Statement Regarding Paris Attacks
Five days after the horrific attacks in Paris left more than 120 people dead, Eagles of Death Metal – the band that was playing in a concert hall stormed by terrorists on Nov. 13 – have issued a statement.
The announcement was released on the band's Facebook page. "We are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened in France," they write. "We are proud to stand together, with our new family, now united by a common goal of love and compassion."
Like many other artists since last week's attacks, Eagles of Death Metal will be postponing their tour until further notice. U2, Motorhead and Foo Fighters are among the many bands that have canceled shows.
Eagles of Death Metal were performing at the Bataclan theater in Paris last Friday night when terrorists hit a number of spots in the city, including restaurants and a football game. No band members were injured, but Nick Alexander, who was working at the group's merchandise table that night, was killed.
The band was one of the first to share a reaction to the night's events, posting an update on Facebook notifying fans of what had happened while it was onstage.
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