November 18, 2015


Eagles Of Death Metal Releases Full Statement on Paris Attack

Gus Stewart/Redferns
Gus Stewart/Redferns

Five days after escaping a terrorist attack at Le Bataclan concert venue in Paris, Eagles Of Death Metal has released its first full statement about the experience on social media. Read it 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.

The attack at the Eagles Of Death Metal show claimed more than 80 lives, including Alexander, a veteran merch manager, and Ayad, a Universal executive whom Justin Bieber also remembered earlier this week. Eagles Of Death Metal was touring behind its new album, Zipper Down, released last month.

The band’s previous statement on the attacks was a short post as the horror was unfolding on Friday night: “We are still currently trying to determine the safety and whereabouts of all our band and crew. Our thoughts are with all of the people involved in this tragic situation.”