Paris Attacks: ‘Eagles Of Death Metal’ Call For Love And Compassion

Paris Attacks: ‘Eagles Of Death Metal’ Call For Love And Compassion
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Eagles of Death Metal, the band whose concert was disrupted by last week’s tragedy in Paris, said it was putting its shows on hold in the wake of the tragedy that killed 129 people and injured hundreds of others.


The rock band called for “love and compassion” and said in its statement that it was “horrified” and “trying to come to terms with what happened.”

“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’s full statement said, as reported by

The assailant who opened fire in the Bataclan concert hall killed 89 people. The deceased victims included Nick Alexander, an individual who was selling merchandise, and three record company employees, according to BBC.

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“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,” the statement said.

No member of the Eagles of Death Metal was injured in the attack.