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Eagles of Death Metal to resume European tour after Bataclan concert attack

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Exactly three months after the deadly attack that occurred during the November 13 Eagles of Death Metal concert at Paris’ Bataclan theater, the American rock band will resume its European tour. The band announced the news Thursday, highlighting that the tour will include “what will surely be an emotional return to Paris.”

“We are proud to announce that our rescheduled European tour — now called ‘The Nos Amis Tour’ — will begin on February 13th,” wrote the band on its Facebook page. “And we cannot wait to see your beautiful faces.”

A more detailed announcement came on the band’s official website, providing specifics for fans who had purchased tickets to previously scheduled shows. Those who were at the ill-fated Bataclan show, for example, will be able to claim a free ticket to the band’s February 16 stop in Paris. (With the venue still closed, the show will take place at the Olympia Theatre). For those who had purchased tickets that were refunded in the aftermath of the Paris attacks, there will be a special pre-sale window in which they may repurchase tickets.

Continuing the tour was important to the band. “Not returning to finish our set was never an option,” said EODM co-founder and frontman Jesse Hughes in a statement. “We look forward to coming back in February and continuing our mission to bring rock ‘n’ roll to the world.”

The band has already returned to Paris once since the attacks, joining Irish band U2 onstage to perform and participate in what they called the “healing power of rock ‘n roll.” In addition to their February 16 concert, EODM will play two other shows in France. The Nos Amis Tour will include 21 stops spanning 14 countries.

The dates of the Nos Amis Tour are below.

2/13/2016 Sweden Stockholm – Debaser Medis
2/14/2016 Norway Oslo – Sentrum Scene
2/16/2016 France Paris – Olympia
2/18/2016 Germany Munich – Tonhalle
2/19/2016 Croatia Zagreb – Tvornica Kulture
2/20/2016 Hungary Budapest – Akvarium
2/22/2016 Austria Vienna – Arena
2/23/2016 Switzerland Zurich – Komplex
2/24/2016 France Lille – Le Splendid
2/25/2016 Belgium Brussels – Forest Club
2/27/2016 Italy Treviso – New Age
2/28/2016 Italy Turin – Hiroshima Mon Amour
2/29/2016 Italy Rome – Orion
3/2/2016 France Nimes – La Paloma
3/3/2016 Spain Barcelona – Apolo
3/4/2016 Spain Madrid – Joy Eslava
3/5/2016 Portugal Lisbon – Coliseum
8/9/2016 Poland Katowice – Mega Club
8/11/2016 Denmark Copenhagen – Amager Bio
8/15/2016 Germany Bremen – Aladin
8/16/2016 Germany Cologne – Live Music Hall

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