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Eagles of Death Metal to return to Israel in September

Tickets go on sale for Tel Aviv concert by US rock band whose concert was targeted in November Paris terror attacks

Joshua Homme of the Eagles of Death Metal band, which performed at the Bataclan venue in Paris on November 13, 2015. (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
Joshua Homme of the Eagles of Death Metal band, which performed at the Bataclan venue in Paris on November 13, 2015. (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

The rock band on stage at Paris’s Bataclan theater in November when Islamic State terrorists marched in and opened fire on the crowd, killing 89, will play in Israel in September.

Rumors swirled in the immediate aftermath of the deadly Paris terror attacks in November that the Eagles of Death Metal would visit the Holy Land over the summer, but they were quickly dispelled by an Israeli concert organizer. Now it’s official.

Frontman Jesse Hughes and Queens of the Stone Age founder Joshua Homme will take the stage at Tel Aviv’s Hangar 11 on September 5.

Advance-purchased tickets for the concert were already available for NIS 194 ($50) online. “THEY’RE BACK! (AND THEY’RE STILL NOT A METAL BAND,” the Eventim online ticket agent site notes.

The November 13 attack at the Bataclan was the deadliest of a multi-pronged assault that left 129 people dead and over 300 injured.

No band members were hurt in the attack, but three crew members were killed.

The band played in Israel last July, despite attempts by anti-Israel activists to pressure it to avoid the Jewish state.

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