Eagles of Death Metal's tribute performance for the Bataclan victims

Angelo Anderson
November 15, 2017

The California band performed a small set and honored the survivors and victims who were killed when terrorists armed with rifles and explosives set off a series of attacks in the city and opened fire at concert goers at the concert hall while the band was on stage performing on November 13, 2015. 89 people were killed during the attack, which was one of six co-ordinated attacks on Paris that night that killed a total of 130 people.

Members of Eagles of Death Metal played a surprise show in Paris to mark the second anniversary of the tragic shooting massacre at the band's show at the Bataclan.

According to Billboard, the band performed its song "I Love You All the Time" as well as a cover of Duran Duran's "Save a Prayer". The memorial began with a moment of silence and reading of the names of those killed. NME reported that he spoke of their merchandise manager who was a victim of the attack. The statement reads, "We continue to stand with Jesse & Eagles of Death Metal".

French President Emmanuel Macron and Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo were on hand to lead the outdoor tribute, which took place in Paris's 11th district, close to the Bataclan venue. We watched people give their lives for their friends and we were able to bear witness to that.

The theatre was closed immediately following the attacks and reopened in November 2016 to a tribute performance from Sting.

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