We all remember that horrible night in Paris when gunmen opened fired at an Eagles Of Death Metal show. Tonight in Paris they are coming back to ‘finish the show.” From Vice:
The Eagles of Death Metal (EODM), the band who were playing at Paris’ Bataclan concert hall when it was attacked by gunmen last November, will return to the French capital to “finish” the show tonight.
In interviews with French media, the band’s frontman Jesse Hughes said he still had nightmares about the shooting, in which 90 people died, but said the massacre had only consolidated his view that everyone should have access to guns.
The band performed at a U2 concert in Paris last December but Tuesday’s show at the Olympia concert hall will be their first concert there since the attack. Psychologists will be on standby to offer help to survivors of the attack, who have been given free invitations.
EODM were playing to a crowd of around 1,500 at the Bataclan on November 13 when three men with assault rifles stormed the venue and started shooting and throwing hand grenades.
It was one of a series of attacks in Paris that night in which 130 people died, which the Islamic State terrorist group later claimed responsibility for. The Bataclan has not yet reopened.
You can read the whole story here. And if you missed the heart-wrenching interview with them back in November, here it is:
UPDATE: The show went off without a hitch.