Eagles Of Death Metal Make Paris Return After Bataclan Massacre | Music News
When Eagles of Death Metal‘s frontman Jesse Hughes said “”I cannot wait to get back to Paris,” a few weeks after the terrorist attacks led by ISIS during their show at the Bataclan, he meant it.
Indeed, after kicking off their tour in Stockholm on February 13, the band went at the Olympia, in Paris, on Tuesday (February 16), and delivered a show “charged with emotion, catharsis and, well, rock & roll,” as reported by Talia Soghomonian on a Rolling Stone review.
Almost 900 survivors, who received free admission along with victims’ families, attended the show, hoping for a closure to the tragic experience of the attacks; in support of the victims and to avoid a collective panic, a team of 30 volunteer counsellors and psychologists were available in the theatre, where security level were on a maximum.
The band, which was supported again by Austrian duo White Miles, opening act at the Bataclan too, paid a sincere and discreet tribute to the victims by alternating its classics with respectful moments of silence. Nonetheless, “Kiss The Devil” was left out the lineup as it was the song they were playing when the attacks started.
To read the entire Rolling Stone review, click here.
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