Eagles of Death Metal Cancel European Tour Due to Injury
Eagles of Death Metal have cut short their Nos Amis European tour – itself a series of rescheduled dates following the tragedy at Paris’ Bataclan in November – after singer-guitarist Jesse Hughes suffered a hand injury. “Eagles of Death Metal has regrettably been forced to cancel the remainder of their European tour due to founder Jesse Hughes tearing a tendon in his finger,” the band wrote in a since-deleted post on their Facebook; Rolling Stone has confirmed that the remaining eight dates of the tour have been cancelled.
“Hughes has tried to play through the injury during the current tour, but doctors have advised that the only way to properly heal it is to stop playing now, or risk further injury and having to cancel several weeks’ worth of shows,” the statement continued. The Nos Amis tour was scheduled to conclude March 7th in Lille, France; two days later, on March 9th, the band start a five-concert stretch in South America. As of now, the South American concert will go on as scheduled.
“I’m devastated that we cannot continue what has been a life-changing return to Europe, but I need to get repaired so we can continue to play rock music around this beautiful world, including coming back to Europe even stronger in the summer,” Hughes said in a statement.
Before Hughes’ injury worsened, Eagles of Death Metal were able to return to Paris on February 16th for a concert at the city’s Olympia venue. Approximately 900 survivors of the Bataclan terror attack were on hand for the Olympia gig as EODM allowed those fans to attend the show for free.Eagles of Death Metal returned to Paris earlier this month playing a raucous, celebratory show for still-grieving fans. Watch here.