Eagles of Death Metal have cancelled the rest of their European tour after frontman Jesse Hughes sustained an injury to his finger. The band made their live return to Paris on February 16th, following coordinated terrorist attacks in that city on November 13th, 2015 that killed 129 people, including 89 at their concert.
The last eight shows of their tour won’t happen. In a statement posted to Facebook, the band said: “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. 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 band is scheduled to play Reading and Leeds festivals later in the summer.
- Hughes released a statement regarding his injury as well, which reads in part: “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.”
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Video of Eagles of Death Metal covering Rolling Stones’ “Brown Sugar” at their February 16th show in Paris: