Bono has revealed U2 bought new mobiles for Eagles of Death Metal after the Paris atrocity.
The Irish rockers gesture of goodwill came after the US band’s phones were left inside the Bataclan Theatre where terrorists opened fire and killed 89 people during their gig last month.
The Dubliners were in the French capital to play two shows but had to cancel them after a series of terror attacks, which killed 130 people.
”We left the next evening – we had a plane, which we put at the Eagles’ use if they wanted it, but they found another way,” he said.
Friends in need: Bono revealed U2 bought Eagles of Death Metal phones after the Paris attack
“The best thing we could do for our fellow musicians was to buy them phones.”
The U2 frontman insisted the American group should undergo counselling following the terrible ordeal.
”Jesse [Hughes] took me through every moment. They really need proper counselling, though – not from a well-meaning Irish rock star,” he told the New York Times.
“Because post-traumatic stress disorder is a real issue for people who go through these things. They’re going to come through fine, but it was pretty bad.”
Atrocity: Bono revealed it wasn’t in U2’s nature to call off gigs but have no choice after the Paris atrocity
The 55-year-old admitted the band doesn’t have a history of calling off gigs, but knew it was the right decision after the heinous attack.
”U2 doesn’t have a history of cancelling many shows. I suppose the Irish in us just doesn’t want to give in to terrorism. We’ve had it all our lives,” he said.
”But the look on [the head of global touring for Live Nation] Arthur Fogel’s face, I could just see that this was not going to happen.
“And then: How could we be useful for the Eagles of Death Metal? What could we do while we were here in Paris?”
U2 will return to Paris on December 6th and 7th to play their rescheduled gigs.