Julian Dorio, Drummer for Eagles of Death Metal, has released a short statement via Instagram concerning the attacks which took place at Le Bataclan Theatre in Paris on 13th Nov.
Eagles of Death Metal were performing on stage when armed gunmen entered the venue, killing 89 people and wounding over 200 others.
Although the band themselves escaped, amongst the victims was Eagles of Death Metal crew member Nick Alexander. The Sweet Stuff Foundation is accepting donations until 31st December to aid the victims and their families.
November 13, 2015. I, along with my bandmates @eodmofficial, had the privilege to play to one of the most energetic crowds of our tour when, nearly half way through the show, the unimaginable occurred. Absolute and unnecessary evil turned our world on its head. I am beyond grateful that I was able to find a way out of the venue, but I am mourning those who did not, including our mate, Nick Alexander. My thoughts are with their families. I'm home safe. And now I have a new family abroad. To Arthur, who ran for his life right beside me and selflessly put us in a taxi before himself, thank you. To Fabrice, a fan who lent me his phone later that night so I could call @emilydorio and attempt to put her at ease, thank you. To everyone who, in the face of unrelenting evil, went toe to toe using courage, compassion, and love as their weapons. You all are my heroes. Last but certainly not least, the outreach and support back home is appreciated more than you'll ever know. I will never forget it. I am forever changed but hold fast to the love around us. I'm counting down the days until I get to finish that concert. Peace & love.✌🏼️❤️🤘🏼 #prayforparis #bataclan #eodm
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