Eagles of Death Metal Issue Statement on Paris Attacks
On Friday, the Paris terrorist attacks hit many areas of the city, including concert venue Le Bataclan, where Eagles of Death Metal were performing at the time. Today, the band has issued a statement via Twitter about the events that occurred.
“While the band is now home safe, we are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened in France,” they wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. “Our thoughts 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."
The statement then goes on to thank all the authorities for their help and bravery during the crisis, ending with, "“Vive la musique, vive la liberté, vive la France, and vive EODM.”
Eagles of Death Metal has also announced that, understandably, their live shows are on hold "until further notice."