Eagles of Death Metal on stage in Paris almost a month after attacks

Eagles of Death Metal on stage in Paris almost a month after attacks
American rock group Eagles of Death Metal performing on stage on November 13, 2015 at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, moments before four men armed with assault rifles stormed into the venue.
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Paris- Eagles of Death Metal, the American rock band who survived a jihadist attack on their concert in Paris last month, made an emotional return to the stage in the French capital on Monday night alongside U2.

"They were robbed of their stage three weeks ago and we would like to offer them ours tonight," U2 frontman Bono said, embracing the band's lead singer Jesse Hughes before breaking into a rousing rendition of Patti Smith's "People Have The Power".

Fans had been left guessing over whether Eagles of Death Metal would perform alongside U2 at the 16,000-capacity AccorHotels Arena.

Expectation had been mounting since the Irish group gave strong hints last week about "special guests" joining them at their two rescheduled Paris gigs.

U2 had been due to play on November 14 and 15, but the gigs were cancelled after the coordinated shootings and suicide bombings in Paris on November 13 that left 130 people dead.

In the worst of the atrocities, 90 people, many of them young, were killed by gunmen at the Bataclan music venue just as the Eagles of Death Metal were starting their set.

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