Sunday, February 14, 2016

Three months after the attack on the Bataclan, the return of Eagles of Death Metal – Le Figaro

On February 13, the US group has relaunched his tour in Stockholm. He will be in Paris on Tuesday 16 February on the stage of the Olympia, to complete his tragically interrupted concert in November.

The Eagles of Death Metal are back on the road concert halls. Not without difficulty, having been at the center of the massacre which targeted the Paris Bataclan hall on 13 November. The group played its last album Zipper Down before a cheering crowd when the concert was interrupted by suicide bombers who opened fire and killed 90 people.

The Eagles of Death Metal, whose members étaients unharmed, had then immediately interrupted their tour and had returned to the United States. Three months later, the rock band from Palm Desert, in the California desert, has decided to resume its concert series, renamed in French Our Friends Tour . Saturday, February 13, singer Jesse Hughes and his gang are mounted on stage at Debaser Medis in Stockholm.

Back in the arena full of emotion: “After all these weeks, we needed you. Really need, “commented Jesse Hughes boosted the public, without making direct reference to the attacks of 13 November. About a thousand fans were present, including the French, members of the organization of the concert at the Olympia on Tuesday.

All survivors Bataclan invited

The Eagles of Death Metal are indeed expected on February 16 in Paris, for an evening that promises to be very special. The training will play in front of the survivors of the slaughter of Bataclan and relatives of the victims. All those who attended the concert of 13 November, which was sold out with 1,500 tickets sold, were invited. While many of them have answered the call, however not all will return to see their favorite band.

The rest of the seats available for the concert was sold very quickly, in just half an hour. Producer Productions We nevertheless indicated this week that markets have “regularly” was put on sale since, to avoid fueling a possible “black market”. Because of the many invitations, the concert anyway generate no profit.

“I take it as a responsibility. It is God who instructed me. “

Nothing will be left to chance for this new Paris service. Jesse Hughes, it is “complete” the tragically interrupted concert. “It is more than a show. [The concert] has a purpose and responsibility far beyond entertainment, “said the leader mustache. On the sidelines of the concert in Stockholm, Jesse Hughes, known to be a devout Catholic, also said: “I feel that we have been chosen by the circumstances [...] , for the better and for worse. I take it as a responsibility. It is God who instructed me. “

tight security conditions

The association” Life for Paris “, which brings together some 500 survivors, will ensure for its to ensure a “counseling” and “security considerations, which are obviously a major concern.” In Stockholm, they were particularly drastic: dogs roamed the stage for possible explosives, plainclothes police were stationed in the room and the body search was mandatory in the

the move to Paris will not be the first group since the attacks of 13 November. Eagles of Death Metal had already returned to the capital early December. They had played two songs at the end of a U2 concert at Bercy then went to pray before the Bataclan. After the concert at the Olympia, the group will still two more dates in France, canceled in November. He will play in Nimes March 2 and March 7 in Lille. In total, the Eagles of Death Metal will rise on stage forty times until August.


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