On Friday, November 13, a coordinated terrorist attack took place at a number of locations in Paris, most tragically Parisian theatre Le Bataclan, where Eagles Of Death Metal were in the midst of a concert. Since then, we’ve learned that while the band survived, their merch manager Nick Alexander was killed, and Eagles of Death Metal—along with other bands—has canceled the remainder of their European tour. Now, the band has released a statement regarding the events of November 13. It is reproduced below in its entirety:
“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.”