Eagles of Death Metal, the band during whose gig at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris the terrorist attack happened in November, were set to play at Munich’s Kesselhaus venue a few days after the attack. The band had cancelled all their gigs planned for 2015 following the attacks, they returned to the stage at a U2 concert in Paris a week ago. Now they have set new dates for their European tour. The band will now play at the Tonhalle venue on February 18 next year. Below is a statement from the band’s official website.
EODM will return to Europe in 2016 to complete their postponed tour dates, including what will surely be an emotional return to Paris.
The rescheduled trek – The Nos Amis Tour – will see the band set to finish the tour that was cut short by the tragic events of November 13th at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris.
Fans who were at the Bataclan show on November 13th will be entitled to a free ticket for the rescheduled Paris date at the Olympia Theatre on February 16th. They must contact their original ticket supplier between January 5th and January 20th to claim their ticket. Unfortunately, the Bataclan Theatre will not be open again in time for the band’s return on this tour.
Fans who previously bought tickets for the remaining European dates will have a pre-sale window beginning Thursday to re-purchase their re-funded tickets. They will need to provide proof of original purchase.
EODM co-founder and frontman Jesse Hughes says: “The people of Paris have always been incredible to us, and our feeling of love towards this beautiful city and its people has been reinforced a million times over this past month. Hearing the stories of the survivors, the injured and those who have lost loved ones has been overwhelming. Not returning to finish our set was never an option. We look forward to coming back in February and continuing our mission to bring rock ‘n’ roll to the world.”
Eagles Of Death Metal have also announced that they will return to the U.K. to play Reading and Leeds Festivals in August.