Eagles of Death Metal have made their first public statement since the tragic events of last Friday, when terrorists killed 89 people and injured 200 others during the band’s concert at the Bataclan in Paris. Among the dead was the band’s merch manager, Nick Alexander, as well as Mercury Records staff members Thomas Ayad, Marie Mosser, and Manu Perez.
“While the band is now home safe, we are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened in France,” the band wrote in a statement.
“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,” the band wrote in a statement.
“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,” the statement added.
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