Eagles Of Death Metal Honor Bataclan Shooting Victims in Paris

Lawrence Kim
November 15, 2017

On 13th November 2015, the world woke up to the tragic news of a terrorist attack in Paris taking the lives of 130 victims at the Bataclan concert hall, Parisian cafes and the national stadium.

On Friday November 2015, Paris was shook with a series of terrorist attacks that left almost 130 people dead, including 89 at the Bataclan theatre.

Eagles of Death Metal performed at Monday's memorial event, two years after the band headlined the Bataclan when gunmen killed 89 people in the venue, including Weeley man, Nick Alexander.

The band members performed "I Love You All the Time", and "Save a Prayer", the latter being the last song the band performed at the Bataclan show before the shooting began.

Lead singer Jesse Hughes and guitarist Dave Catching played through two tracks at a memorial ceremony in Paris, organised by survivors of the attack before handing white roses to the crowd gathered outside the town hall.

In addition to the music, Billboard reports that President Macron and Paris' Mayor Anne Hidalgo read the victims' names after a moment of silence. Frontman Jesse Hughes expressed his condolences and paid a special tribute to Nick Alexander, the band's merchandise manager who was among those who lost their lives during the concert.

The theatre was closed immediately following the attacks and reopened in November 2016 to a tribute performance from Sting.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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