Nearly a month after the attacks which claimed the lives of 89 people at the Bataclan concert hall at which the Eagles of Death Metal were performing on November 13 -- the deadliest of several attacks which took place throughout the city the same night -- the band has finally returned to the City of Light to pay tribute to the victims and survivors.
U2 invited the band on-stage during their show Monday (Dec. 7) -- the second of a two-part concert series which was originally scheduled to occur on November 14th and 15th but was moved in light of the devastating event -- at the AccorHotels Arena.
"We want to introduce some people whose lives will forever be part of this city…" said U2 frontman Bono to introduce the band. "These are our brothers, our fellow troubadours they were robbed of their stage three weeks ago. We would like to offer them ours tonight. Welcome The Eagles of Death Metal."
U2 first collaborated with EODM on a performance of Patti Smith's "People Have the Power" while being taped for U2's HBO concert special.
Then, Eagles of Death Metal performed their own number "I Love You All the Time."
After the show, the band wrote on Facebook that U2 "reminded us that the bad guys never take a day off, and therefore we rock 'n rollers cannot either ... and we never will."
"We are incredibly grateful to U2 for providing us the opportunity to return to Paris so quickly, and to share in the healing power of rock 'n roll with so many of the beautiful people - nos amis - of this great city ... thank you to everyone in the world who continues to prove that love, joy, and music will always overcome terror and evil. We look forward to fighting the good fight on many more fronts very soon."