Eagles Of Death Metal Break Silence After Paris Attacks
By Caitlin White
Last Friday a horrific terrorist attack took place during an Eagles Of Death Metal show at the Bataclan in Paris. Although the band survived the tragedy, some members of their crew were killed, including Nick Alexander, Thomas Ayad, Marie Mosser, and Manu Perez. Today, the band shared a brief note on Facebook honoring those lost, reiterating their support for the victims in Paris, and postponing all shows until further notice. Read their words below.
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.
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.
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 liberté, vive la France, and vive EODM.