A back full of emotion. Saturday, the Eagles of Death Metal performed a come-back very expected in france, three years after their memorable concert at the Olympia. For his performance on the land métaleuses of Clisson, where stood the Hellfest, the band of Jesse Hughes has made a beautiful tribute to the victims of the attacks on the 13 November, report our colleagues of the newspaper Progress .

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“I love you, launched the singer in the middle of his show. I feel at home. You didn’t let us down.” Jesse Hughes “several times looked down in a specific direction”, which stood dozens of members of the association of victims Life For Paris, say our colleagues. The leader of the quintet, redesigned since its last appearance in France, is notably appeared on stage, a badge of the association on the chest.

Jesse Hughes, persona non grata

The group had become undesirable in the festivals in france after the declarations, polemics, and complotistes of Jesse Hughes in march 2016. The singer’s controversial had brought serious accusations against the security of the Bataclan on the night of the attacks that left 90 dead in the show room.

After these remarks virulent, the Eagles of Death Metal had been déprogrammés of several european festivals planned for the summer of 2017, including Rock en Seine and the Cabaret Vert. The singer, a member of the National Rifle Association, lobby pro-firearms in the United States, had presented his apology, before slipping again in the wake of the massacre in the high school in Parkland.

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Ben Barbaud, the founder of the Hellfest, is justified on the presence of the group in Clisson in the columns of the journal The World . “It’s been so long that I wanted to schedule Eagles of Death Metal, he said. The statements made by the singer on firearms and the attacks, I take them with the benefit of hindsight. This is a group a little redneck (the name given to Americans of modest means willingly reactionary or racist, editor’s note) and I like the primary side of rock music, a little bit down the front. I do not make fun of them, because I am the same. They have their place among us.