Eagles of Death Metal Issue Statement After Paris Attacks

Eagles of Death Metal have issued a statement following the horrific terror attacks in Paris, in which the band’s show at the Bataclan was stormed by three young, unmasked attackers, killing a total of 87 people, including the band’s merch seller Nick Alexander and other record label employees. 

The coordinated attacks took place in a total of seven locations in Paris,  setting off an international firestorm as the civilized world explores heightened security measures and new terrorism policies. 

Read the band’s statement below:

While the band is now home safe, we are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened in France. Our thoughts and hearts are first and foremost with our brother Nick Alexander, our record company comrades Thomas Ayad, Marie Mosser, and Manu Perez, and all the friends and fans whose lives were taken in Paris, as well as their friends, families, and loved ones. 

Although bonded in grief with the victims, the fans, the families, the citizens of Paris, and all those affected by terrorism, we are proud to stand together, with our new family, now united by a common goal of love and compassion.

We would like to thank the French police, the FBI, the U.S. and French State Departments, and especially all those at ground zero with us who helped each other as best they could during this unimaginable ordeal, proving once again that love overshadows evil.  

All EODM shows are on hold until further notice.

Vive la musique, vive la liberté, vive la France, and vive EODM.


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