Paris – On Monday night, Paris had a heartful moment when U2 surprised everyone while introducing members of Eagles of Death Metal on stage. The U2 concert had been previously rescheduled in consequence of the terrorist attacks that left 130 people dead in Paris three weeks ago.
Eagles of Death Metal was rocking on stage at Bataclan theatre on November 13th, when suddenly terrorists entered the installations and opened fire. The shootings killed 89 audience members.
They declared after the attacks they were proud to stand together with their new family, now united by a common goal of love and compassion, although, they were in grief with the victims, the families, the citizens of Paris and all those affected by terrorism.
The singer from U2, Bono, introduced the American band on stage after the Irish band played “One,” the last song of their concert.
“Now there’s nothing left except to introduce you to some people whose lives will forever be a part of the city of Paris. These are our brothers, our fellow troubadours. They were robbed of their stage three weeks ago, and we would like to offer them ours tonight,” Bono said on stage as he introduced the Eagles of Death Metal.
Being part of an emotional moment, frontman Jesse Hughes spoke to thank the fans and paid his personal tributes as he wiped tears away. Both bands exposed their souls while singing the Patti Smith anthem “People Have The Power.”
The Irish bad also stated terrorism relied on people being terrorized and they were not going to be afraid. He described ISIS and extremists as a death cult and affirmed rock and roll, instead, was a life cult and a life force.
Eagles of Death Metal thanked U2 in a Facebook post. They said the Irish band reminded them that the bad guys never take a day off and neither could rock and rollers. They also joined U2 and team for a private reunion in a hotel in the city of lights.
Last week, Hughes had declared he could not wait to get back to Paris. He wanted to be the first band to play in the Bataclan when it opened back because he was there when it went silent for a minute.
Since the attacks took place, people have expressed their grief and aversion at terrorism in the Bataclan area and near streets.
The concert ended with both bands paying tribute, “To everyone in the world who continues to prove that love, joy and music will always overcome terror and evil.”
Source: LA Times