There’s no doubt that the events that took place in Paris, Beirut, and beyond this weekend shocked the world. In particular, the music community took a large hit as The Eagles of Death Metal show at Le Bataclan in Paris was put into a hostage situation at the hands of Islamic extremists. Many people died there… Once again, our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to Paris as well as Beirut, Japan, and everywhere that was affected by the unspeakable events this weekend.

Following this, the Eagles of Death Metal were initially and understandably quiet. Now, they’ve broken their silence with the following statement:

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.

Althought 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 liberte, vive la France, and vive EODM.

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