Band Eagles Of Death Metal safe after Paris attack

Paris, Nov 14 (IANS) Members of rock band Eagles Of Death Metal made it out safely after an attack at their concert here which left over 100 fans dead.

The Californian band was playing its sold out concert at the Bataclan Theater when terrorists stormed in and opened fire.

The fans were initially held hostage but were slaughtered inside the theatre before police stormed the concert hall, reports hollywoodlife.com.

The opening act of the concert, The Red Lemons, posted to their Facebook: “For our American and English friends, a terrorist attack happened at the Eagles of Death Metal concert. We are safe. (Band members) Mikel Ross, Eric McFadden we were with your mates Jesse, Tuesday, the other musicians outside, they’re safe too, they took a cab.”

The wife of drummer Julian Dorio was quoted as saying by The Washington Post that he and other band members were safe.

“We are just holding our breath and saying prayers for everyone,” Emily Dorio said. “(Julian) called to say that he loved me and he was safe. Everyone on stage was able to get off.”

The Eagles Of Death Metal had earlier put out a statement on Facebook: “We are still currently trying to determine the safety and whereabouts of all our band and crew. Our thoughts are with all of the people involved in this tragic situation.”

The band was wrapping up its show at the packed house when the attack took place.

Four gunmen armed with assault rifles reportedly burst in and opened fire. Eventually, over 100 people were killed at the theater.

 

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