On Nov. 12, a day before the one-year anniversary of the tragic ISIS terror attack that killed 89 people, Sting is set to re-open The Bataclan theatre in Paris.
For Sting, this appearance is to remember those we lost and to celebrate the life and music the historic venue represents. The concert hall underwent an extensive renovation since the massacre, with an updated facade that was unveiled last week.
“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,” Sting said in a statement, adding that all the revenue from the show will be donated to the charities working with victims of the Paris attacks.
A memorial service is planned outside The Bataclan on the morning of Nov. 13 at 11 a.m., to commemorate the anniversary of the attack. Eagles of Death Metal, whose concert was taking place when terrorists stormed the theatre killing 89 people and injuring over 200, is planning to be in attendance at the memorial ceremony outside the venue where a memorial plaque is to be unveiled. Simultaneous terrorist attacks in Paris killed 130 people in total on Nov. 13, 2015.