Eagles of Death Metal Will Not Perform with U2 in Paris This Sunday or Monday

Band to Return to the City of Lights Following Terror Attacks

Dec 04, 2015
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Update (Sunday December 6): U2 has issued a statement on their website denying that Eagles of Death Metal are performing with them: ‎"We're back in Paris and it's great to be here. Some people have been saying that Eagles of Death Metal will appear on stage with U2 tonight. This is not the case. We have another surprise guest planned for tonight's show.‎"

Original post: Billboard reports that Eagles of Death Metal will be joining U2 in Paris either this Sunday, December 6, or Monday, December 7, at one of their shows at the AccorHotels Arena. A source tells Billboard that Eagles of Death Metal will join Bono and Co. onstage for their final song and that Josh Homme (who doesn't usually tour with Eagles of Death Metal) will take part.

Eagles of Death Metal were playing the Le Bataclan venue on November 13 in Paris when ISIS terrorists stormed it, shot into the crowd, and took hostages, in what instantly became a tragic international news story. U2 were supposed to perform at the AccorHotels Arena the day after the attacks, but the show was postponed for security concerns. Bono and the rest of the band offered support to Eagles of Death Metal following the attacks, including offering them the use of their plane. U2 are playing two shows in Paris to be filmed by HBO for a special, U2: Innocence + Experience Live in Paris, to air Monday night. Billboard also reports that Eagles of Death Metal will resume their European tour in February.


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