Music fans should be sure to tune in to HBO and watch U2’s concert special tonight at 9PM EST. As it has now been wildly reported, this concert was rescheduled a little over 3 weeks ago because of the horrific terror attacks in Paris that occurred on November 13th. As many speculated, they weren’t alone in their triumphant return to the city of lights. Eagles Of Death Metal, the band who’s own November 13th concert was a primary target where terrorists killed 89 people, including their own merchandising manager Nick Alexander, were welcomed on stage as part of U2’s encore.
“They were robbed of their stage three weeks ago, and we would like to offer them ours tonight,” U2 singer Bono declared, as he welcomed the group to the Accorhotels Arena.
U2 then stepped aside to give EODM the spotlight. “I love you so hard, you have no idea,”cried EODM’s Jesse Hughes as he lead EODM, U2 and the crowd into a sing-a-long of Patti Smith’s “People Have the Power”, which she performed with U2 at the same venue the night before. They then segued into their own song, “I Love You All the Time” to cap off the night.
As mentioned in the truly heart wrenching exclusive with Vice News, Eagles Of Death Metal are encouraging musicians of any kind to cover “I Love You All the Time” so that they can donate any publishing proceeds made to all the victims of this tragedy. We’d now like to do as U2 did in their way, step aside and give the spotlight to Vice. If you haven’t seen, what is so far EODM’s only post Paris interview, we strongly encourage you to watch the feature embedded below.
Eagles of Death Metal Discuss Paris Terror Attacks