Eagles of Death Metal Will Be Returning to the Stage in Paris

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Eagles of Death Metal, the rock band whose concert at the Bataclan Theater in Paris on Nov. 13 was cut short by a horrifying ISIS terrorist attack that killed at least 130 people, will be returning to the stage in the same city.

Billboard reports sources have told them the band will join rock group U2 for the final song at AccorHotels Arena in a show on either Dec. 6 or 7. The band also plans to restart its European tour in February 2016, the site reported.

Band co-founder Jesse Hughes had previously told Vice, "I want to be the first band that plays in the Bataclan when it opens back up."

None of the band members were harmed during the attack, but Eagles of Death Metal's merchandising manager Nick Alexander was killed during the rampage, as were three members of their record label: Thomas Ayad, Marie Mosser and Manu Perez. The attackers also killed many of the band's fans, some of whom had attempted to hide in the dressing rooms where the band had prepared for the show.

According to Billboard, "the Paris cameo will include co-founder Josh Homme, who often does not tour with the band and was not present at the Nov. 13 attack."

In an interview with the New York Times, U2 frontman Bono said his band had tried to help Eagles of Death Metal in the aftermath of the attacks, had obtained them phones to stay in contact with fans and loved ones and offered to let them use U2's plane.

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