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Eagles Of Death Metal return to Paris stage at U2 show

By | Published on Tuesday 8 December 2015

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Eagles Of Death Metal joined U2 on stage in Paris last night as Bono et al performed the second of two shows at the city’s AccorHotels Arena.

“These are our brothers, our fellow troubadours”, said Bono, as his guests appeared for the encore of the show and performed two songs with U2. “They were robbed of their stage three weeks ago and we would like to offer them ours tonight”.

This follows the attacks on Paris last month, of course, which claimed the lives of 130 people. The deadliest of those attacks took place in the French capital’s Bataclan theatre where Eagles Of Death Metal were performing at the time.

U2’s shows on Sunday and Monday night had been scheduled for the weekend of the attacks, but were cancelled and then quickly rescheduled.

It had been rumoured that Eagles Of Death Metal would join them on stage on Sunday, after they were seen coming through Paris’s Charles de Gaulle Airport, but U2 issued a statement saying: “We’re back in Paris and it’s great to be here. Some people have been saying that Eagles Of Death Metal will appear on stage with U2 tonight. This is not the case. We have another surprise guest planned for tonight’s show”.

That guest turned out to be Patti Smith, who performed her song ‘People Have The Power’ with the band.

However, for the second night, which was being filmed for HBO, Eagles Of Death Metal did appear on stage with U2, and also performed ‘People Have The Power’. They then closed the show with ‘I Love You All The Time’, one of EODM’s own songs, which they have been encouraging other bands to cover, pledging all publishing royalties to charities supporting the victims of the attacks last month.