Eagles of Death Metal have released a further statement across their social media outlets in regards to the Paris attacks last Friday (13th November). The US rock band were performing a sold out show at Le Bataclan during the terrorist attacks carried out that evening, with devastating consequences.
On Friday night, they issued a brief message, stating that their “thoughts were with all of the people involved in this tragic situation,” and that they were still trying to account for the “safety and whereabouts” of their band and crew members.
The band have now published a new statement on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, stating:
“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 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, viva la liberté, viva la France, and vive EODM.”
It is as yet unclear whether the band are postponing their remaining shows of their European tour or cancelling them altogether.