The Eagles of Death Metal returned to Paris on Tuesday
'Bon soir Paris, we're ready for this!' an emotional Jesse Hughes shouted before the show
The show was filled with survivors and relatives of the dead.
The California rock band Eagles of Death Metal, which was on stage at the Bataclan concert hall during the Paris attacks in November, made an emotionally charged return to the city on Tuesday.
'Bon soir Paris, we're ready for this!'
After a moment of silence, frontman Jesse Hughs told the crowd the band was ready before heading straight into the first song. Later, between two songs, he shouted: "Peace, love and rock and roll!"
The Eagles of Death Metal were on stage at the Bataclan during the Paris attacks
The band's performance on Nov. 13 turned into a bloodbath when Islamist suicide bombers stormed in during near-simultaneous attacks around the French capital. Ninety concert-goers at the Bataclan were killed.
'You're stuck with me, I'm Parisian now.'
At one point during the concert, Hughes pledged his love for Paris. The band tweeted the photo and quote below after the show.
Vive la musique, vive la liberté, vive la France, and vive EODM.<br><br>Thank you for this, Paris. <a href="https://t.co/3W3GKT5qsk">pic.twitter.com/3W3GKT5qsk</a>—@EODMofficial
Despite tight security, viewers were in good spirits and the house was packed.
"I don't know why God picked us to be the band."
In a TV interview about the November attacks before the show, singer Hughes broke down sobbing.
After the November attacks, the band shared messages of support on Twitter…
…including this Maple Leaf flag poster sent by a fan.
.<a href="https://twitter.com/mattmcjunkins">@mattmcjunkins</a> & <a href="https://twitter.com/jesseEODM">@jesseEODM</a> w/ some of the wonderful things everyone has been sending us. We love you so hard!!!! <a href="https://t.co/EKBQ5RHJBx">pic.twitter.com/EKBQ5RHJBx</a>—@EODMofficial
With files from Getty Images