UPDATE: All Eagles of Death Metal band members "are safe and have been accounted for," a U.S. official briefed by the Justice Department told the Associated Press.
The members of California rock group Eagles of Death Metal are reportedly unharmed after performing at Le Bataclan in Paris, a site of one of multiple coordinated terrorist attacks in the city on Friday night (Nov. 13). Thirty-five people have reportedly been killed at the 1200-capacity venue, and 60 people have been killed in the city overall.
According to a Facebook post by French band Red Lemons, Eagles of Death Metal made it out of Le Bataclan unharmed after terrorists took over the concert hall on Friday night. Hostages were taken at the show, as well as at a soccer stadium and multiple restaurants in the city.
Here is Red Lemons’ post (spotted by Brooklyn Vegan):
“Pour rassurer les personnes qui nous savaient au concert des Eagles of death metal au bataclan, il y a eu un attentat, nous allons bien.
For our american and english friends, a terrorist attack happened at the Eagles of death metal concert. We are safe. Mikel Ross, Eric McFadden we were with your mates Jesse, Tuesday, the other musicians outside, they're safe too, they took a cab.
An eyewitness at the concert described the scene as a “blood bath” in an CNN interview on Friday evening. French President François Hollande has declared a state of emergency for the city, and France's borders have been closed.
Eagles of Death metal is led by Jesse Hughes and Queens of the Stone Age singer Josh Homme. The group released a new album, Zipper Down, last month.
According to Consequence of Sound, Homme was not with the rest of the group in Paris for the show, as he did not join the group for their ongoing European tour.