This is unimaginably tragic.
The team did release a statement on the matter, though (below):
The Eagles of Death Metal will never forget the show they were playing at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris that was cut short when terrorists shot 89 people dead earlier this month.
Julian Dorio, the drummer for the rock band, says he is "counting down the days" until they can return to the Paris arena and finish the concert.
"November 13, 2015. I, along with my bandmates, 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."
The drummer made sure fans knew he was safe and thanked several people who helped him the night of the attacks. He added:
"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 [my wife, Emily Dorio] 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."
Dorio concluded the post by assuring fans EODM would soon return to the Paris stage to finish the concert, concluding:
"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."
We hope the band gets to finish their Paris show eventually, as our hearts go out to the victims and survivors of this devastating attack.
[Image via Julian Dorio/Instagram.]