PARIS – Members of the California rock band Eagles of Death Metal are back at the ravaged Paris theatre where they survived a massacre by Islamic extremist suicide bombers.
They came Tuesday to the now-shuttered Bataclan theatre in eastern Paris, whose facade has become a shrine to the at least 89 people killed inside. Silently and solemnly, band members lay flowers at the site. Some embraced, some wiped tears.
The band made a surprise return to Paris and performed with U2 on Monday night, their first on-stage appearance since the Nov. 13 attacks.
The band members escaped the carnage by hiding in a dressing room. Co-founder Jesse Hughes said in an emotional interview with Vice and HBO that he wants the group to return there when the concert venue reopens.