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Sting to reopen Bataclan one year to the day of Paris terror attacks

on November 04, 2016, 10:58am

One year to the day of the Bataclan terror attack, the Paris music venue will reopen its doors to the general public. The first concert is set for November 12th featuring Sting. Four days later, The Libertines’ Pete Doherty will take the stage on back-to-back nights.

In a statement posted to his website, Sting said, “In reopening the Bataclan, we have two important tasks to reconcile. First, to remember and honor those who lost their lives in the attack a year ago, and second, to celebrate the life and the music that this historic theater represents. In doing so, we hope to respect the memory as well as the life-affirming spirit of those who fell. We shall not forget them.”

As part of the November 13th, 2015 attacks in Paris, terrorists stormed the Bataclan during an Eagles of Death Metal concert. 89 people were killed and hundreds more were injured. Earlier this week, Eagles of Death Metal announced a documentary chronicling the events of the evening and the aftermath.