The city of Paris was stricken by a series of terrorist attacks on Friday night. The latest reports have at least 153 dead and many more injured.
Among the targets was the music venue Bataclan, where Eagles of Death Metal were performing a sold-out concert this evening. Police say terrorists took many of the concert-goers hostage, killing at least 118.
According to CNN, witnesses from inside the venue say there were between six to eight attackers.
Eagles of Death Metal is the collaboration between Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age. Homme did not join the band for their European tour, however.
Update – 4:50 p.m. CT: As BrooklynVegan points out, the French band Red Lemons posted an update to Facebook saying they were outside the venue with the members of Eagles of Death Metal when the attack took place. “They’re safe,” Red Lemons’ Facebook page said. “They took a cab.” The mother of EODM drummer Julian Dorio confirmed as much to Washington Post, though she added the whereabouts of several crew members are unknown.
Update – 5:05 p.m. CT: Hostages from the Bataclan told CNN that “terrorists calmly executed hostages, reloaded, executed again in silence.”
Update – 5:30 p.m. CT: Deftones, who were set to perform three consecutive nights at Bataclan beginning tomorrow, are safe and accounted for, according to Substream Magazine.