Eagles Of Death Metal Members 'Safe' Following Terrorist Attack
David wrote the following post on Facebook on Friday night, "Jesse Hughes is ok. I spoke to him about an hour ago. The band is ok too. I hold out hope that as many people as possible make it out ok, as well. As the situation is still developing, I can not say much else."
The Associated Press also reports that a U.S. official briefed by the Justice Department said on Friday night that all the members of the band were safe and had been accounted for.
Black Keys guitarist Dan Auerbach's side band the Arcs also informed fans via social media that they are safe. They posted the following on Twitter, "We are safe and in our bus on the highway headed to the border. Thanks to all for the messages of concern." Followed by, "Our thoughts are with our brothers and sisters at the Bataclan and to everyone in Paris [heart icon]"
The Deftones, who were scheduled to perform at the venue tonight, reassured fans about their safety with the following Facebook post, "Thank for all your inquiries on our well being. Band/Crew all safe and accounted for at this time. Prayers for those affected in these tragic events."
Fox News that French police officials told their sister network Sky News that at least 100 people were killed at the Bataclan concert venue in Paris by the terrorist during the Eagles Of Death Metal concert on Friday night. CNN reported in their evolving coverage that at least 112 people were killed at the venue. The CNN number was attributed to the French Interior Ministry in an earlier report, but the attribution was removed during a subsequent update.