After being caught in the horror of the attacks in Paris last November, Eagles of Death Metal have returned to the stage once again. While the band had appeared during U2’s Paris concert, this weekend marked Eagles of Death Metal’s first headlining performance since the attacks, as the band kicked off a rescheduled European tour with a performance in Stockholm Saturday night. The set included Duran Duran’s “Save a Prayer” and EODM’s own “I Love You All the Time,” which has become a signature song of sorts following the tragedy.
Before the show, the band’s front man, Jesse Hughes, also appeared on Nyhetsmorgon, a Swedish television show (the interview is in English), where he discussed the difficulties of returning to the stage after three months. “We started here in Sweden so that we could build up the momentum to get to Paris,” Hughes said. “I don’t want to let anyone down. I know there’s a lot going into this. It’s intense for everybody, and that’s kind of what it’s supposed to be, you know? It’s not supposed to be easy.”