TORONTO – Continuing their triumphant return after a tragic tour disruption, The Eagles of Death Metal are landing in Toronto this spring.
The California-based band announced an upcoming Toronto concert date Monday as part of Canadian Music Week.
The band is currently playing in Europe, completing a tour that was savagely interrupted last November when 90 concertgoers were killed during the Paris terror attacks.
Three gunmen attacked the Bataclan concert hall on Nov. 13, firing into a packed audience and detonating explosive vests. The band escaped unscathed, and later vowed to return to Paris and finish its show.
The European tour — renamed the Nos Amis Tour (French for “our friends) — resumed in December and the band played a show in Paris last Tuesday, offering free tickets to survivors of the Bataclan attack.
The band, whose genre is more rock than death metal, join with Toronto outfits Dearly Beloved and The Beaches for a show at the Opera House on May 7. Tickets go on sale Friday.
Canadian Music Week runs from May 2 to 8.