Eagles of Death Metal, the American rock band who headlined the show during the terror attacks at the Bataclan in Paris on November 13th, are coming to Providence, RI to play a show at Lupos Heartbreak Hotel.
Despite their band name, Eagles of Death Metal is not a death metal band. The story goes that a friend was introducing Josh Homme to the death metal genre. When he played a song by the Polish band Vader and made a claim that the song was within the death metal genre, Homme then referred to Vader as “The Eagles of Death Metal”. After hearing this phrase, he wondered what a cross between the Eagles and a death metal band would sound like. With that, the band was born.
The band is currently playing in Europe, completing a tour that was savagely interrupted last November when 90 concertgoers were killed during the Paris terror attacks.
Three gunmen attacked the Bataclan concert hall on Nov. 13th, firing into a packed audience and detonating explosive vests. The band escaped unscathed, and later returned to Paris on February 16th to finish its show.
Tickets for the May 11th show at Lupos Heartbreak Hotel are $25 and are on sale now.