During the terrorist attacks last Friday in Paris, people were brutally attacked throughout the city in places where they had gathered to hang out, relax and have fun. The horror of it was especially driven home by the many people trapped and killed at the Bataclan concert hall during an Eagles of Death Metal concert. The band escaped and many were freed when police stormed the building, but their merchandising manager Nick Alexander was killed along with 118 others. Today, they shared this message with all their friends and fans:
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.