Eagles Of Death Metal Appears With U2 In Paris

Following the terrorist attack at Eagles of Death Metal’s Nov. 13 show at Le Bataclan, vocalist/guitarist Jesse Hughes gave an interview with Vice saying he couldn’t wait to come back to Paris to perform again. The rock band got its chance Monday when it made a surprise appearance at U2’s gig at AccorHotels Arena.

On Friday the rumors started flying that Eagles of Death Metal was set to stop by U2’s Sunday show at the venue. Instead, the special guest was Patti Smith, who took the stage with U2 to perform her 1988 song “People Have the Power.”

Eagles Of Death Metal helped U2 perform the song once again on Monday night, according to the New York Times

“Now, nothing left except to introduce you to some people whose lives will forever be a part of the city of Paris,” Bono told the audience. “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. Would you welcome The Eagles Of Death Metal.”

After covering Smith’s tune, Eagles Of Death Metal played “I Love You All The Time.” The tune is included in the band’s latest album, 2015’s Zipper Down. During the Vice interview Eagles Of Death Metal asked other artists to cover “I Love You All The Time” and said it would donate all of the publishing proceeds to victims of the terrorist attack via The Sweet Stuff Foundation.   

“Thank you so much!” Hughes told the crowd, following the band’s two-song appearance. “We love you so good. We hope you know this. Thank you, Paris! We love you. We will never give up rockin’ and rollin’!”

Video clips of the performances were posted online by fans and U2gigs.com (via BlabberMouth.net). Monday’s concert was recorded to air on HBO Monday at 9 p.m. EST.

U2 postponed its two Paris gigs, which were originally scheduled in November, after the Nov. 13 terrorist attack. Eagles Of Death Metal’s show was one of several locations in Paris targeted in a coordinated terrorist attack that killed 130 people, including 89 at the venue.