Eagles Of Death Metal In Paris

As the first chords rang out and fans on crutches let out a rousing cheer alongside hundreds of other survivors and relatives of the dead, it was clear that Paris was looking for a moment of rock’n’roll catharsis. Eagles of Death Metal – the Californian band on stage at the Bataclan concert hall when gunmen burst in and killed 90 people during November’s Paris terrorist attacks – on Tuesday night resumed the gig that was so tragically interrupted. The performance was a risky and sensitive undertaking, with the band themselves frequently in tears on stage, and psychologists standing by to attend to audience members if necessary.

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