Eagles of Death Metal Played Their First Performance Since the Paris Attacks

The band joined U2 onstage for a powerful live show. 

Eagles of Death Metal, the band whose concert at the Bataclan in Paris on November 13th was interrupted at by a terrorist attack that killed 89 people, have been laying low for the past few weeks, and rightfully so. But last night the band performed live for the first time since the attacks by making a surprise appearance at U2‘s show at Paris’ Accorhotels Arena on Monday night, during which the two bands played a powerful rendition of Patti Smith’s “People Have the Power” together. 

There was chatter about the possibility of Eagles of Death Metal joining U2 at their first rescheduled show on Sunday night, but a statement issued from their management made the claim that it was not going to happen: “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.‎” The surprise guest for that particular evening was Patti Smith herself who sang “People Have the Power” as well

At Monday night’s show, after their collaboration on Smith’s song, Bono gave the stage to Eagles of Death Metal to perform one of their own, “I Love You All the Time,” introducing the band by saying “They were robbed of their stage three weeks ago, so we would like to offer them ours tonight.” Watch the performances, below. 

#EaglesOfDeathMetal Live with #U2 at @AccorH_Arena : “People have the power”#Parispic.twitter.com/JXZ1W0kVY8

— Julien Roux (@JulienRoux_) December 7, 2015

h/t Consequence of Sound

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