The Eagles of Death Metal – the band who were performing in the Bataclan concert hall in Paris when terrorists stormed the venue and opened fire – have released their first full statement since the horrific events of Friday night.
The band members all escaped unscathed from the attack, however their colleagues Nick Alexander, Thomas Ayad, Marie Mosser and Manu Perez were among the 89 people inside the venue murdered by the terrorist gunmen.
The band released the official statement on their Facebook page today.
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.
129 people were killed across the French capital in the coordinated terrorist bombings and shooting on Friday night.
In the aftermath of the attack on the Bataclan concert hall, a campaign has been set up to get the Eagles of Death Metal’s cover of ‘Save A Prayer’ to number one in the music charts.