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Eagles of Death Metal offer a 'heartfelt' thanks to U2

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Eagles of Death Metal offer a 'heartfelt' thanks to U2

Eagles of Death Metal have thanked their "brothers" U2 for allowing them to "return to Paris."

The American rock band took to the stage to perform with the Irish super-group at the AccorHotels Arena on Monday night (07.12.15) - less than a month after 89 people were brutally killed at their concert during a series of terrorist attacks in the French capital - and have extended their "heartfelt" gratitude to Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr. and Adam Clayton for their unwavering support since the shootings.

Taking to their official Facbook page on Tuesday night (08.12.15), the band wrote: "We want to offer our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for everything our brothers in U2 did for us in the aftermath of the November 13 attacks. They reminded us that the bad guys never take a day off, and therefore we rock 'n rollers cannot either ... and we never will.

"We are incredibly grateful to U2 for providing us the opportunity to return to Paris so quickly, and to share in the healing power of rock 'n roll with so many of the beautiful people - nos amis - of this great city. Thank you to Bono, The Edge, Larry and Adam, thank you to their wonderful management, thank you to France, and thank you to everyone in the world who continues to prove that love, joy, and music will always overcome terror and evil. We look forward to fighting the good fight on many more fronts very soon, especially when we pick up our tour in 2016.

"See you again in February, Paris."

After the attacks that rocked the city on the evening of November 13, U2 - who were in Paris to perform two shows over the same weekend - offered Eagles of Death Metal use of their private plane to exit the city, and purchased them new phones after their devices were left inside the Bataclan theatre.

They continued to be a crutch of support in the weeks that followed and during the widely-anticipated return-to-Paris gig, the bands performed a cover of Patti Smith's 'People Have The Power' together, before U2 gave way and allowed Eagles Of Death Metal to close the show with their own track 'I Love You All The Time'.