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US rockers to hit Oslo on first tour since Paris attacks

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Eagles of Death Metal at a 2007 performance at Øyafestivalen. Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / SCANPIX
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The Eagles of Death Metal will play the Norwegian capital this weekend as they return to the road following the Paris attacks.
Almost three months to the day after 89 people were shot dead at their concert at the Bataclan theatre in Paris on November 13th 2015, the US rockers will take to the stage in Oslo.
 
The band will perform a sold-out February 14th show at Sentrum Scene, which has a capacity of 1,750. 
 
The Eagles of Death Metal concert was originally scheduled to take place on November 26th but was cancelled along with the band's remaining European tour dates following the terrorist attack.  
 
The Oslo gig will be just the second of the rescheduled trek, which kicks off the night before in Stockholm
 
The Eagles of Death Metal have already taken to the stage in Europe since the attacks, performing alongside U2 in the French capital in December. But the Olso event will be just their second official tour gig in the wake of the Paris bloodshed. 
 
They are also due to play in several other European cities including Rome, Vienna and Madrid and will return to the French capital on February 16th to perform at the Olympia theatre.
 
The band's frontman Jesse Hughes, who is an outspoken Christian and pro-gun campaigner, has said it is important to him to continue the group's "mission to bring rock'n'roll to the world".

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"I was there when it went silent for a minute. Our friends went there to see rock'n'roll and died. I want to go back there and live," he said in an interview with Vice magazine, published just after the shootings at the Bataclan.
 
Earlier this week, the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) said that although it was lowering the nation's terror threat level "slightly" it still believes it is possible that the nation could see an attempted terror attack in 2016.

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