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Eagles of Death Metal to join U2 in Paris in first performance since terror attacks

Published 05/12/2015 | 10:52

Eagles of Death Metal and (inset) is Bono
Eagles of Death Metal and (inset) is Bono
Bono of U2
Josh Homme, left, and Jesse Hughes of the Eagles Of Death Metal (Vice/PA)

Eagles of Death Metal are reportedly set to join U2 on stage in Paris, marking their first public appearance since the attacks on the city.

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The American metal band were playing the Bataclan theatre when 90 people killed in a series of coordinated terror attacks.

Irish rockers U2 were forced to cancel cancel a gig for security reasons after the attacks and will take to the stage of the AccorHotels Arena on Sunday and Monday night. According to Billboard magazine, EODM will join them on stage for their last song, but it's unclear which night they will perform.

The band have already stated they want to be the first group to play the Bataclan when it reopens and are believed to be resuming their European tour in February 2016.

Josh Homme, left, and Jesse Hughes of the Eagles Of Death Metal (Vice/PA)
Josh Homme, left, and Jesse Hughes of the Eagles Of Death Metal (Vice/PA)

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At the time, Bono rallied around the band and expressed solidarity with the people of Paris.

"U2 doesn’t have a history of canceling many shows," he told the New York Times.

"I suppose the Irish in us just doesn’t want to give in to terrorism. We’ve had it all our lives."

Bono of U2
Bono of U2

He offered the band use of their private jet, bought them new phones and encouraged them to seek counselling for post-traumatic stress disorder.

"Post-traumatic stress disorder is a real issue for people who go through these things," he said. "They’re going to come through fine, but it was pretty bad."

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