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Eagles Of Death Metal issue statement on Bataclan attack

By | Published on Thursday 19 November 2015

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Eagles Of Death Metal have issued a statement on the violent attack that occurred at their show at Bataclan in Paris last Friday – their first update since a brief message in the hours following the incident.

As previously reported, the Bataclan venue was a number of sites targeted in the French capital last weekend, as attackers took control of the building and killed 89 audience members. Among the dead were the band’s tour merchandiser and three current and former employees of their label, Universal, who were all referenced in the statement.

“While the band is now home safe, we are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened in France”, they wrote. “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”.

They continued: “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”.

Finishing, they said that the support they received during and after the attack proves “once again that love overshadows evil”, concluding: “Vive la musique, vive la liberté, vive la France, and vive EODM”.

Read the full statement here.

As you might expect, all currently scheduled Eagles Of Death Metal shows have been cancelled.