Eagles Of Death Metal return to the Bataclan

8 December 2015, 16:25

Jesse Hughes Eagles Of Death Metal Batclan

The band paid tribute at the venue, which was hit by the Paris terrorist attacks.

Eagles Of Death Metal have returned to the Bataclan, just one month after the terrorist attacks took place, where 90 people lost their lives. 

The California outfit, fronted by Jesse Hughes, visited the scene of the horrific events, and took time to read the tributes left by mourners and fans.

Clearly moved by all the tributes, the band clutched each other while weeping, before leaving their own flowers at the site. 

Among those killed at the gig was the band's merchandise manager, Nick Alexander, 36.

Last night, the band joined U2 on stage at the AccorHotels Arena.

During their encore, Bono invited the band onto the stage, telling the crowd: "They were robbed of their stage three weeks ago - we would like to offer them ours tonight."

According to The Independent, Jesse Hughes - dressed in a white suit - told the crowd: "Paris we love you and we will never give up rock and roll.”

Both bands also performed a rendition of Patti Smith's People Have The Power.

Watch the touching footage below. 

EODM then played I Love You All The Time, a track they have asked artists to cover to raise money for the Paris victims.

 

U2 also played the arena on Sunday and Monday night, paying tribute to the 130 people who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks.

On Sunday, the names of the victims were projected onto a huge screen, as Bono said: "We stand together with the families of those killed in Paris".

Eagles Of Death Metal has since taken to Twitter to thank the band, their team and the people of Paris. 

 

U2 responded: "We lent you our stage, but you owned it. Thank YOU".

Speaking to The New York Times, Bono previously revealed how he helped the band by offering his private jet and buying them phones.

“We had a plane, which we put at the Eagles’ use if they wanted it, but they found another way. The best thing we could do for our fellow musicians was to buy them phones.

“I spoke to Julian [Dorio] and Jesse. But that was the best thing, Jesse said, just getting the phones to be texting and all the stuff that you do - social media - to find out what’s going on. Their phones were in the venue.”