At a recent U2 gig in Paris, the band invited Eagles of Death Metal onstage to play with them. It was U2’s second night of their recently rescheduled Paris shows.
The previous night saw U2 invite Patti Smith onstage to perform a tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks. The Eagles of Death Metal came onstage last night to perform a cover of Patti Smith’s song ‘People Have The Power’ with U2.
In a tribute to the band they also played the Eagles of Death Metal song ‘I Love You All The Time’. After the attacks the American band asked other musicians to cover the song, with the proceeds going to the families of the victims of the attacks.
Bono addressed the crowd before the band came onstage in a fitting gesture saying “They were robbed of their stage three weeks ago, we’d like to offer them ours tonight.”
The U2 frontman recently spoke about who they helped out Eagles of Death Metal in the immediate aftermath of the attacks. He said “We had a plane, which we put at the Eagles’ use if they wanted it, but they found another way. The best thing we could do for our fellow musicians was to buy them phones,”
You can check out U2 & Eagles of Death Metal perform together down below.
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Photo Credit: Phil Romans