Eagles of Death Metal. Image via YouTube
Eagles of Death Metal. Image via YouTube

Members of a Palm Desert rock band that was performing inside a Paris theater when terrorists stormed the venue and killed dozens of people, returned to France where they joined rock supergroup U2 on stage.

“They were robbed of their stage, so we would like to offer them ours,” U2 frontman Bono told the audience at Monday night’s concert.

Eagles of Death Metal had been set to tour the continent through Dec. 10 with their final show in Lisbon, Portugal, but the Nov. 13 shooting forced the group to cut the European tour short.

It was the local band’s first time on stage since the attacks.

The band was the headliner at the sold-out show at the Bataclan theater and was about halfway through its set when the attacks took place.

A member of the band’s touring crew and three representatives of its record company were among the 130 people who died in the attacks attributed to the Islamic State group Islamic militant organization.

Crew member, Nick Alexander, 36, of Colchester, Essex in England, was among the confirmed dead. He was selling merchandise for Eagles of Death Metal, according to a Twitter post from his girlfriend, Polina Buckley.

Within hours of the attack, word spread that members of the local band had managed to escape the bloodshed.

— City News Service 

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