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Eagles Of Death Metal Play In Paris For First Time Since Attack

The appearance at a U2 concert was EODM's first in Paris since gunmen stormed their show at the Bataclan on Nov. 13, killing 89 people inside.

Posted on December 7, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. ET

Eagles of Death Metal made a defiant return to Paris on Monday, closing out U2's stadium concert for their first performance in the City of Light since terrorists stormed their show on Nov. 13 and killed 89 people.

Nice touch @U2 for letting 'The Eagles of Death Metal' close out the show in Paris tonight #strongerthanfear

Eagles of Death Metal had been rumored to be a potential guest, but U2 appeared to throw the public off track, instead bringing Patti Smith on stage at the AccorHotels Arena Sunday night.

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Thomas Samson / AFP / Getty Images

But on Monday, U2 frontman Bono brought the Palm Springs rock band out onto the stage and led the crowd in a version of "People Have the Power."

#EaglesOfDeathMetal Live with #U2 at @AccorH_Arena : "People have the power"#Paris

U2 then ceded the stage to EODM, who launched into one of their songs, "I Love You All the Time."

U2 leave the stage as the Eagles of Death Metal play their own song, "I Love You All The Time" - amazing! #U2ieTour

Roughly one month earlier, the band was sent scrambling off stage as gunmen opened fire inside the Bataclan concert venue in Paris on Nov. 13. All members of the band survived, but 89 others perished in the coordinated assault.

The band's merchandise manager was among those killed.

In an emotional interview with Vice, band members recalled seeing gunmen "relentlessly shooting into the audience" as concertgoers tried to flee or hide.

Despite the trauma, band members had said they planned to return to Paris and hope to be the first on the Bataclan stage when it reopens.

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