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Musicians Unite, Share Their Support Following Deaths At Eagles Of Death Metal Show In Paris

Musicians around the world have united to share their love and support following the horrific news of over 100 deaths at an Eagles Of Death Metal show in Paris which was stormed by armed attackers overnight.

While all attackers are now reported to be dead, the death toll from their attack during EODM’s set at the Bataclan Theatre has risen to at least 118. The gig’s Facebook event page is still be filled with messages of support, while musicians have taken to social media to share their condolences, with some revealing just how close they came to being stuck in Paris last night.

Aussie band Closure In Moscow performed in Paris overnight, and have taken to Facebook to say they are all safe and heading out of the city. “Our thoughts and love go out to everyone that has been effected by this terrible night so far,” they say.

Sydney outfit What So Not also managed to make it out of Paris, and are now considering themselves very lucky. “Love to everyone in Paris right now,” they posted to Facebook. “We left 2 hours before it all went down, feeling lucky. Please be careful friends.”

Since the incident, EODM have issued only one statement:

We are still currently trying to determine the safety and whereabouts of all our band and crew. Our thoughts are with all of the people involved in this tragic situation.

Posted by Eagles Of Death Metal on Friday, 13 November 2015

A stack of other acts and musicians have thrown their love behind the band, their crew, and all the victims involved. Here are just a selection of such posts from across social media:

A representative for Eagles of Death Metal has told Pitchfork that all band members are safe.

Michael Dorio, the brother of Eagles Of Death Metal drummer Julian Dorio, has told CNN the band were on stage when the shootings took place. They reportedly headed backstage, unharmed, and ended up at a police station.

Watch Dorio explain the situation alongside some further reactions below, and head here for more info on the tragic incident.

praying for the safety of those at the #eaglesofdeathmetal show and all those in Paris tonight

A photo posted by SAVAGES (@savagesband) on

We have finally been let out of the venue we have been locked in for the last 4 hours we played tonight in Paris into a…

Posted by BOO SEEKA on Friday, 13 November 2015

Words cannot describe the horror of what has happened in Paris tonight. We were meant to be flying to France in only a…

Posted by Hiatus Kaiyote on Friday, 13 November 2015

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