Two years after terrorists stormed the Bataclan in Paris and killed 89 people at an Eagles of Death Metal concert, the band returned to the venue for a surprise performance.

On the second anniversary of the Paris attacks, the California rock band paid tribute to those who lost their lives in the massacre.

The band's concert turned into a bloodbath on 13 November 2015, when terrorists claiming allegiance to Isis opened fire inside the Bataclan venue.

The massacre took place after several suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the Stade de France and shot people dead at cafes and restaurants in Paris.

The Eagles of Death Metal played several songs, including Duran Duran's Save A Prayer and their own hit I Love You All The Time, at a memorial led by French President Emmanuel Macron and Parisian mayor Anne Hidalgo on Monday (13 November).

"I'm so happy and pleased to see all of you," the band's frontman Jesse Hughes told the audience gathered outside the town hall. "The only reason we're still standing is because you all still love rock and roll."

The French president spoke to and hugged Hughes after his performance. He led a minute's silence to commemorate the victims. Audience members released brightly coloured balloons in memory of those who lost their lives.

In February 2016, several months after the fatal attack at the Bataclan, Hughes and his band returned to the concert venue to perform for hundreds of fans, many of whom had been in the audience on the night of the terrorist massacre.

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Jesse Hughes (L) and guitarist Dave Catching of Eagles of Death Metal perform at a ceremony on the second anniversary of the 2015 Paris attacks on 13 November 2017. PHILIPPE WOJAZER/AFP/Getty Images