There were rumors swirling over the weekend that Eagles of Death Metal would return to Paris, playing with U2. U2 themselves denied that, and Patti Smith instead was the band’s special guest on their Sunday (6) show. However, Hughes was seen in Paris yesterday, and indeed, the band’s special guests on the final night of their two-night stand were indeed the Eagles of Death Metal. “They were robbed of their stage three weeks ago, so we’d like to offer them ours tonight,” Bono told the crowd. The band then covered Patti Smith’s “People Have the Power” before doing their own “I Love You All the Time.” The band seemed confident, and had a decent amount of swagger, given what they’ve been through. They also penned a heartfelt thanks on their Facebook page:
We want to offer our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for everything our brothers in U2 did for us in the aftermath of the November 13 attacks. They 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 Bono, The Edge, Larry and Adam, thank you to their wonderful management, thank you to France, and 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, especially when we pick up our tour in 2016.
See you again in February, Paris.