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Eagles Of Death Metal Drummer Vows To Return To The Bataclan Theatre To Finish The Show, In Inspiring Statement Following Paris Attacks

Written by Emmy Mack on November 25, 2015

Eagles Of Death Metal drummer Julian Dorio has spoken for the first time following the horrific attacks on his band’s concert at Paris’s Bataclan Theatre, which saw 89 people shot dead.

But rather than dwelling on the violence and tragedy of the terrorist act, Dorio has posted an inspiring message of thankfulness, love and determination.

Instagramming a picture of himself inside Paris’s historic Notre Dame cathedral, the drummer shared his experiences of the night that “evil turned our world on its head”, along with some extremely powerful and moving words.

Among them, he vowed to return to The Bataclan theatre one day to finish the show, as tribute to all of those who lost their lives in the bloodshed.

His full statement reads:

“November 13, 2015. I, along with my bandmates @eodmofficial, had the privilege to play to one of the most energetic crowds of our tour when, nearly half way through the show, the unimaginable occurred. Absolute and unnecessary evil turned our world on its head. I am beyond grateful that I was able to find a way out of the venue, but I am mourning those who did not, including our mate, Nick Alexander. My thoughts are with their families. 

“I’m home safe. And now I have a new family abroad. To Arthur, who ran for his life right beside me and selflessly put us in a taxi before himself, thank you. To Fabrice, a fan who lent me his phone later that night so I could call @emilydorio and attempt to put her at ease, thank you. To everyone who, in the face of unrelenting evil, went toe to toe using courage, compassion, and love as their weapons. You all are my heroes. 

“Last but certainly not least, the outreach and support back home is appreciated more than you’ll ever know. I will never forget it. I am forever changed but hold fast to the love around us. 

“I’m counting down the days until I get to finish that concert. Peace & love.
#prayforparis #bataclan #eodm”

Dorio’s words come in the wake of Eagles Of Death Metal’s emotional first interview, following the deadly Paris attacks.

Australian victim Emma Parkinson has also shared her terrifying story in a new interview with 60 Minutes.

For all of the latest news and info, stay up to date via our Paris Attacks Feed.

November 13, 2015. I, along with my bandmates @eodmofficial, had the privilege to play to one of the most energetic crowds of our tour when, nearly half way through the show, the unimaginable occurred. Absolute and unnecessary evil turned our world on its head. I am beyond grateful that I was able to find a way out of the venue, but I am mourning those who did not, including our mate, Nick Alexander. My thoughts are with their families. I’m home safe. And now I have a new family abroad. To Arthur, who ran for his life right beside me and selflessly put us in a taxi before himself, thank you. To Fabrice, a fan who lent me his phone later that night so I could call @emilydorio and attempt to put her at ease, thank you. To everyone who, in the face of unrelenting evil, went toe to toe using courage, compassion, and love as their weapons. You all are my heroes. Last but certainly not least, the outreach and support back home is appreciated more than you’ll ever know. I will never forget it. I am forever changed but hold fast to the love around us. I’m counting down the days until I get to finish that concert. Peace & love.✌️❤️ #prayforparis #bataclan #eodm

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