This past weekend marked the one-year anniversary of the tragic terrorist attacks on Paris that included the music venue Le Bataclan, which resulted in the deaths of 89 attendees at an Eagles of Death Metal concert. The venue paid tribute to the anniversary to a grand reopening concert by Sting.
Per multiple reports, Sting opened the show by addressing the audience in French and stating, “We have two tasks: to honor victims who lost their lives and to honor music and life. We will not forget them.” A one minute moment of silence was held before the show, with the setlist kicking off with the song “Fragile.”
The audience of 1,500 contains hundreds of attendees who survived the terrorist attack, which added to the emotional night.
Pop star Sting re-opened the Bataclan in Paris, Saturday, one year after the deadly attack on the venue left over 90 people dead. Before starting the show, which saw the musician play some of his most well known songs such as "So Lonely," and "Every Breath You Take," Sting asked the audience to hold a moment of silence to honour those who lost their lives.
In re-opening the Bataclan, we have two important tasks to reconcile. 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.
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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniels. True story.