February 14, 2016


Eagles of Death Metal Embark on First Tour Since Paris Terror Attacks

Gus Stewart/Redferns
Gus Stewart/Redferns

Eagles of Death Metal have embarked upon their first tour since the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, in which 90 concertgoers were killed at the band's show at Le Bataclan concert hall. On Saturday night, Eagles of Death Metal headlined their first performance of the six-month international tour in Stockholm, Sweden. 

The California-based hard-rock group, which survived the attacks unscathed, has performed since the attacks—however in piecemeal fashion. Notably, they played a monumental gig in Paris with U2 last December. 

Frontman Jesse Hughes also spoke to Swedish TV show Nyhetsmorgon on Saturday. In the video below, Hughes lays bare the emotional toll of witnessing part of the tragic terror attacks that killed a total of 130 people, and discusses how U2's Bono has helped the band muster resilience and strength in the aftermath. 

Eagles of Death Metal's 2016 tour will be an epic jaunt, in which the band will play shows across four continents. On Tuesday, February 16, the band plays Paris. 

A list of full 2016 tour dates is available via Eagles of Death Metal's website