Eagles of Death Metal Release Statement About Paris Attack
In their message, the band expressed their sorrow and condolences for those lost in the attack, particularly their merchandise manager Nick Alexander, Mercury Records’ Thomas Ayad and Universal Music Group’s Marie Mosser and Manu Perez. The band also noted that all of their upcoming shows are on hold until further notice. Read the entire 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.
Eagles of Death Metal were playing a concert at Le Bataclan when gunmen stormed the theater and began shooting. All of the band members made it out of the venue safely. Josh Homme was not on tour with the band at the time.
The concert hall was one of several locations targeted in a series of coordinated attacks across the French capital. The death toll has since risen to 129 with 352 people injured and 99 in critical condition.