One of a series of terrorist attacks in Paris, France, Friday night (November 13) is currently taking place at La Bataclan, a Paris concert hall where Eagles of Death Metal were playing a show, and where a hostage situation is currently unfolding. French police are reporting that up to 35 people are dead at the concert hall and between 60 and 100 people are currently being held hostage.
According to various news sources, up to eight gunman starting shooting during the show and while many escaped, several news outlets are reporting that the hostages are being executed by the attackers.
Eagles of Death Metal guitarist Eden Galindo is reported to have escaped. Frontman Josh Homme was not performing on this leg of the band's tour. There is no word at this time regarding the status of the remaining band members.
Update: 6:07 pm ET - A reporter for Agence France-Presse witnesses said that one of the shooters shouted "This is for Syria" and "Allahu Akbar" when the attack was launched.
Update 2: 6:37 pm ET - Benjamin Cazenove, injured and trapped in the theater, says gunmen are killing people “one by one,” France 24 reports, citing a Facebook post. “It is a scene of carnage,” he says.
Update 3: 6:41 pm ET- Secondhand reports from friends of the band indicate that the members of Eagles of Death Metal are safe.
Update 4: 6:44 pm ET - Agence-France Presse now confirms police have stormed Bataclan concert hall, a hostage site. Some reports from people who escaped. “Scene of carnage, there are bodies everywhere, gunmen picking people off one by one."
CNN reports that police have taken approximately 140 hostages out of the building and approximately 28 more remain trapped on the first floor of the building.
Update 5: 7:03 pm ET - Multiple reports state that French forces have stormed the Bataclan concert hall and that the operation there is complete. At least three terrorists are reported dead.
Update 6: 7:16 pm ET - Rolling Stone reports that the mother and wife of drummer Julian Dorio both told The Washington Post that he'd told them the group had made it out of the venue; however, on the band's official Facebook page, at 6:42 pm, a representative posted the following: "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."
CNN reports that approximately 100 people are dead at the Bataclan concert hall.
Update 7: 7:30 pm ET - Fountains of Wayne's Jody Porter posted the following update on Facebook: "Eagles have left the building. Hoping my friends in the audience have all made it out safely."
A friend of opening band White Miles posted on their Facebook page confirming they were safe. “Just heard from the band and they're safe. My thoughts go out to all in Paris at this time,” the band's Ben Gazey wrote.
Update 8: 7:41 pm ET - NBC News is reporting that 118 are dead in the Bataclan, including four terrorists, who reportedly strafed the theater floor with automatic weapons and then threw grenades into the crowd.
The Deftones, who were scheduled to perform at the Bataclan Saturday, Sunday, and Monday night, have posted that they and their crew are all safe. Members of the Deftones and their crew reportedly left the Bataclan 15 minutes before the attack. While there is no official word from the band, considering the carnage at the theater, it is likely that all three shows will be cancelled.
Update 9: 9:19 pm ET - MSNBC's Rachel Maddow reported that a source told NBC News that one member of Eagles of Death Metal was killed in the attack; however, no member was named.
Update 10: 10:20 pm ET - According to MSNBC, the band's manager has reported that none of the band members or traveling crew were killed in the attack.
Update 11: 11:45 pm ET - The Los Angeles Times is reporting that one member of Eagles of Death Metal's crew was killed and another injured by a gunshot wound. No further information is available at this time.
Update 12: 11/14/15, 6:14 pm - Nick Alexander, the merchandise manager for Eagles of Death Metal's European shows was killed in the Bataclan attack. He was 36.
In the wake of the Paris attacks, Eagles of Death Metal, Foo Fighters, and the Deftones have cancelled the remainder of their current European tour dates. In addition, the livestream of a Coldplay concert was also cancelled.
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