Eagles of Death Metal are coming to Boston

It will be the band's first local show since last fall's Paris terrorist attacks.

Jesse Hughes, left, the singer of US rock group Eagles of Death Metal, performs on stage at the Olympia concert hall in Paris, France, on Tuesday.
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Eagles of Death Metal are coming to the House of Blues on June 1.

The California-based garage rock band played at Paris’s Le Bataclan the night of last fall’s terrorist attacks. Their stop in Boston is the only New England date on the recently announced North American tour; the band last played Boston in September at Brighton Music Hall.

In the months following the Paris attacks, in which 89 people were killed and more than 200 wounded, the band launched the “I Love You All the Time” campaign, which encouraged artists to cover their song of the same name, with all of the subsequent proceeds being donated to the victims of the attack.

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Some of founding member Jesse Hughes’s interviews have sparked criticism. In an interview earlier this month, Hughes hinted that Bataclan’s security knew about the attacks before they occurred. He has since apologized for these statements. He has also been vocally opposed to gun control in the time since the Paris attacks, saying, “I think the only way that my mind has been changed is that maybe that until nobody has guns everybody has to have them.”

Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, March 25 at noon via Ticketmaster.

 

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