Eagles of Death Metal play on after Paris shootings

Eagles Of Death Metal took the stage in Stockholm for their first full performance since terror attacks in Paris.
Eagles Of Death Metal took the stage in Stockholm for their first full performance since terror attacks in Paris.

Rockers Eagles of Death Metal have returned to the stage in Stockholm to perform their first full gig since terrorists opened fire at their show in Paris in November.

Jesse Hughes and his bandmates were midway through their gig at the Bataclan theatre on November 13 when gunmen stormed the building and fired at the audience, killing 89 revellers.

The band, who escaped without injury, postponed the remainder of their Nos Amis tour in the aftermath of the tragedy which left 130 people dead.

They returned to Paris to join U2 for a special appearance at the AccorHotels Arena in December, when the two bands joined forces to sing a rendition of Patti Smith's People Have The Power, and ended their set with a collaboration of Eagles of Death Metal's own song, I Love You All the Time.

The band announced plans to resume its European tour days later, and on Saturday, Hughes and co were back in action at Stockholm's Debaser Medis, where they played a 17-song set, including a cover of Duran Duran's Save a Prayer.

Eagles of Death Metal are slated to head back to Paris on Tuesday when they will play at the Olympia venue.

Fans who were at the Bataclan show in November have been offered free tickets to the new concert.

Hughes addressed the emotional return during a tearful TV interview ahead of the Swedish gig, describing himself as a "raw nerve".

"It's a complex feeling, there's no simple way to approach it," he told TV show Nyhetsmorgon.

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"This is the greatest joy I've ever had in my life, being on stage and performing, and being with my friends, who are the fans of rock 'n' roll, but there's a heaviness in my heart that's difficult to pretend that it's not there...

"We started here in Sweden so we could build up the momentum to get to Paris... I just personally... I don't wanna let anyone down, because I know there's a lot going into this. It's intense for everybody and that's kind of what it's supposed to be. It's not supposed to be easy, but I'm grateful that I get to do it."

- AAP

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