Cathartic Paris gig from Eagles Of Death Metal
IN A concert that may go down in rock history, the US band Eagles Of Death Metal did their best to exorcise the horror of the Bataclan massacre as they played in front of its survivors in Paris yesterday.
Despite fears the concert could bring back the trauma of November's slaughter, in which 90 people died, the group whipped the crowd into a frenzy, with fans embracing each other in tears at the end.
Eagles frontman Jesse Hughes bounded off the stage to hug a survivor in her wheelchair, as the night wore on and emotions grew.
The group opened the show to a playback of an old song Paris S'eveille (Paris Wakes Up), a portrait of a city about to begin a new day, by French singer Jacques Dutronc.