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Tickets for Sting-headlined Bataclan re-opening show go on sale

By | Published on Tuesday 8 November 2016


Tickets for the first show at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris since last year went on sale this morning. Sting will headline the show on Saturday, with proceeds going to the 13Onze15: Fraternité-Verité and Life For Paris charities.

The venue has been closed since attackers opened fire on the audience at an Eagles Of Death Metal show on 13 Nov last year. Eighty nine people were killed in the biggest of a number of terrorist attacks on Paris that evening.

“In re-opening the Bataclan, we have two important tasks to reconcile”, said Sting in a statement. “First, to remember and honour those who lost their lives in the attack a year ago, and second to celebrate the life and the music that this historic theatre 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”.

Announcing the show, the venue said: “We are pleased to announce the reopening of the Bataclan on Saturday 12 Nov with a concert from Sting. No event is planned at the Bataclan on 13 Nov 2016, the room will remain closed in tribute to the victims”.

Performances by Pete Doherty, Youssou Ndour, Marianne Faithful, Nada Surf and Messhuggah are among those lined up in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, you can book tickets for the Sting show here.

As previously reported, London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire will also host a show in memory of those who died at the Bataclan last year on 15 Nov. Billed ‘A Peaceful Noise’, the Maximo Park-headlined show has been organised by Zoe Alexander, sister of Nick Alexander, the British music merchandiser who was killed during the attack.