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Eagles of Death Metal to perform one song on stage with U2 at tonight's Paris gig

Published 07/12/2015 | 11:59

U2 playing at the Paris' AccorHotels Arena
Pic:Mark Condren
6.12.2015
U2 playing at the Paris' AccorHotels Arena Pic:Mark Condren 6.12.2015

Eagles of Death Metal will perform one song on stage in Paris with U2 tonight, according to reports.

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The Californian rockers were performing in the Bataclan Theatre on November 13 when three Islamic State gunmen burst into the concert hall and killed 90 people with 40 more losing their lives elsewhere across the city during the attack.

U2's two gigs scheduled to kick off the following night at AccorHotels Arena in Bercy were rescheduled to Sunday night and tonight.

It had been rumoured that Eagles of Death Metal would join U2 on stage for the opening night although U2 yesterday released a statement announcing that they had another special guest, which was revealed to be Patti Smith.

‎"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.‎"

They did not mention Monday night's show.

However, reports now reveal that the band will appear on stage with U2 for one song tonight.

Last week a source revealed to that Eagles of Death Metal would perform at one of the two Paris concerts.

On the opening night at Paris, Bono told the 17000 strong crowd, "Tonight we are all Parisians. The world is from Paris."

He added, "We stand together with the families who lost their loved ones in Paris. We stand together with families in San Bernardino.

"We stand together with families in Beirut and Istanbul," Bono said before a rousing chorus of Pride In The Name Of Love.

"We stand together before those with false ideologies of the god they serve," he said.

Tonight's show will be televised on HBO.

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