Eagles of Death Metal Return to Paris on Rescheduled European Tour
Published Dec 16, 2015A month on from the tragic terrorist attack on Paris' Le Bataclan venue that claimed the lives of dozens during an Eagles of Death Metal concert, the American rock group have announced make-up dates for their subsequently cancelled European tour. The newly booked trip begins in February.
While talk of a make-up tour has been floated around over the last few weeks, the band officially unveiled the schedule to "The Nos Amis Tour" today (December 16).
The tour, whose title translates as "The Our Friends Tour," will begin in the middle of February in Stockholm, Sweden. The outfit make their way back to Paris a couple of days later, where they'll play the city's Olympia. Despite last month's traumatizing attack, guitarist/vocalist Jesse Hughes revealed in a statement that skipping the Paris "was never an option."
The people of Paris have always been incredible to us, and our feeling of love towards this beautiful city and its people has been reinforced a million times over this past month. Hearing the stories of the survivors, the injured and those who have lost loved ones has been overwhelming. Not returning to finish our set was never an option. We look forward to coming back in February and continuing our mission to bring rock 'n' roll to the world.
As previously reported, the attack killed 89 concert attendees, including fans, Eagles of Death Metal merch seller Nick Alexander, and Universal Music Group employees Thomas Ayed, Marie Mosser and Manu Perez.
Since then, the band have encouraged artists worldwide to record their "I Love You All the Time" to help raise funds for the survivors of the attacks. Eagles of Death Metal also performed the song with U2 at one of their restaged concerts in Paris last week.
You'll find Eagles of Death Metal's forthcoming tour schedule, which also includes world festival dates running through to the middle of August, down below.
02/13 Stockholm, SE - Debaser Medis
02/14 Oslo, NO - Sentrum Scene
02/16 Paris, FR - Olympia
02/18 Munich, DE - Tonhalle
02/19 Zagreb, HR - Tvornica Kulture
02/20 Budapest, HU - Akvarium
02/22 Vienna, AT - Arena
02/23 Zurich, CH - Komplex
02/24 Lille, FR - Le Splendid
02/25 Brussels, BE - Forest Club
02/27 Treviso, IT - New Age
02/28 Turin, IT - 10100
02/29 Rome, IT - Orion
03/02 Nimes, FR - La Paloma
03/04 Madrid, ES - Joy Eslava
03/05 Lisbon, PT - Coliseum
03/12 Sao Paulo, BR - Lollapalooza Brazil
03/18 Buenos Aires, AR - Lollapalooza Argentina
03/19 Santiago, CL - Lollapalooza Chile
08/09 Katowice, PL - Mega Club
08/11 Copenhagen, DK - Amager Bio
08/15 Bremen, DE - Aladin
08/16 Cologne, DE - Live Music Hall