Eagles of Death Metal Offer Free Tickets to Survivors of the Bataclan During Return to Paris
Eagles of Death Metal are set to return to play another show in Paris next month and they're offering free tickets to anyone who was in the audience during their November concert at the Bataclan that turned unthinkably tragic at the hands of terrorists.
Fans who were at the Bataclan show on November 13 will be entitled to a free ticket for the rescheduled Paris date at the Olympia Theatre on February 16. The band have previously hoped to return to the Bataclan, but the venue has not yet reopened since the attacks that claimed the lives of 89 people – including EODM's merch manager.
In a statement on the band's website, frontman Jesse Hughes said, "The people of Paris have always been incredible to us, and our feeling of love towards this beautiful city and its people has been reinforced a million times over this past month. Hearing the stories of the survivors, the injured and those who have lost loved ones has been overwhelming. Not returning to finish our set was never an option. We look forward to coming back in February and continuing our mission to bring rock ‘n’ roll to the world.”
In an interview shortly after the attacks, the band said they were planning a tribute to the fans who lost their lives at the Bataclan. “Our friends went to see rock and roll and died. I want to go back there and live,” Hughes said. “I cannot wait to get back to Paris and play.”