Artist News Gigs & Festivals

Maximo Park to headline show marking anniversary of Bataclan attack

By | Published on Tuesday 11 October 2016

A Peace Noise

The Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London will host a concert on 15 Nov to mark the first anniversary of the terrorist attack on the Bataclan Theatre in Paris last year. Performances will come from Maximo Park, Frank Turner, Gaz Coombes and Fran Healy.

Under the banner A Peaceful Noise, the show will benefit Josh Homme’s Sweet Stuff Foundation and the Nick Alexander Memorial Trust. The latter charity, which provides musical equipment to community groups, was set up in memory of music merchandiser Nick Alexander, who was one of the 89 people killed when attackers opened fire at the Paris venue on 13 Nov last year during an Eagles Of Death Metal show.

Alexander’s sister Zoe, the founder of A Peaceful Noise, says: “Live music was Nick’s passion and it seemed only fitting that we mark the anniversary of his passing in this way. Everyone who lost their lives that night had a shared love of music” she continues, adding that it was great to be able “to bring some of Nick’s favourite artists together for this celebration of unity, peace and rock and roll”.

Frank Turner adds: “Losing Nick in the horrible events in Paris was the worst part of last year; he was truly one of the good guys. Bringing people together in the spirit of peace and music for an evening is the least we can do for his memory; I’m honoured to be asked to play”.

Find more information on the show here.

READ MORE ABOUT: | | | | | |