Eagles of Death Metal give free tickets to Bataclan survivors

The band are returning to Paris to complete their tour

Eagles of Death Metal are offering free tickets to fans who were in the audience at their Bataclan Theatre gig last November.

The US rock band announced that they will be playing a show in Paris at the Olympia Theatre on February 16. They had originally planned to return to the Bataclan but the venue has not yet reopened since the terrorist attack that occurred while the group were performing there on November 13.

In a statement on EODM’s website, co-founder and frontman Jesse Hughes said: “The people of Paris have always been incredible to us, and our feeling of love towards this beautiful city and its people has been reinforced a million times over this past month. Hearing the stories of the survivors, the injured and those who have lost loved ones has been overwhelming. Not returning to finish our set was never an option. We look forward to coming back in February and continuing our mission to bring rock ‘n’ roll to the world.”

In an interview shortly after the attacks, the band said they were planning a tribute to the fans who lost their lives at the Bataclan. “Our friends went to see rock and roll and died. I want to go back there and live,” Hughes said. “I cannot wait to get back to Paris and play.”

Eagles Of Death Metal also announced that they will play Reading and Leeds festival later this year.