Sting to Perform at Reopening of Bataclan a Year After Paris Attacks

The British musician said he would appear at the inaugural show on Nov. 12, almost 12 months to the day after a terrorist assault at the venue killed 90 people.

Islamic State militants wearing suicide vests opened fire during an Eagles of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan on Nov. 13, 2015, an attack that was part of a series in and around the city that night.

“In reopening the Bataclan, we have two important tasks to reconcile,” Sting said in a statement on his website. “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.”

Proceeds from the concert will be donated to Life for Paris and 13onze15, organizations that provide support to victims of the attacks and their families.

READ THE FULL STORY: Sting to Perform at Reopening of Bataclan a Year After Paris Attacks – The New York Times

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