Eagles of Death Metal Paid Their Respects To The Victims Of The Paris Terror Attacks By Returning To The Bataclan To Visit A Makeshift Memorial To The Concert-goers Who Were Slaughtered During Their Show.
Jesse Hughes and his bandmates were performing at the concert hall on 13 November (15) when terrorists stormed the building and opened fire on the audience, killing 90 revellers.
The rockers, who escaped without injury, returned to the French capital for the first time since the attacks to join U2 for a performance at the AccorHotels Arena on Monday (07Dec15).
Bandmembers including Hughes and drummer Julian Dorio returned to the site of the Bataclan massacre on Tuesday to pay their respects to the victims by laying flowers at the memorial outside the venue.
TV footage shows Hughes looking emotional, hugging friends and wiping his eyes as he observes the display of flowers, candles, pictures, flags and tributes.
Following their Monday night performance with U2, who cancelled two gigs in Paris in the aftermath of the atrocities, Hughes issued a statement thanking the Irish rockers for their support.
"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..." he writes. "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...
"Thank you to Bono, The Edge, Larry (Mullen, Jr.) and Adam (Clayton), thank you to their wonderful management... 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."
Bono recently revealed his band offered to loan their private jet to Eagles of Death Metal to get them out of Paris after the attacks, and even bought the musicians new cell phones to replace the devices they had to leave behind in the Bataclan.