BATACLAN To Re-Open With STING Concert
On November 12, Sting will perform an exclusive concert in Paris for the re-opening of the Bataclan. The artist will be joined by a 3-piece band including Dominic Miller (guitar), Vinnie Colauita (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar) performing songs from his new album 57th & 9th.
Sting says, "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".
The head of the firm that owns the Bataclan, a landmark for rock fans and partygoers of all ages, said the venue had been totally renovated, but kept largely as it was before.
"This is not a ceremony, it's a concert", Jerome Langlet, head of Lagardere Unlimited Live Entertainment, said. "It's the one and the same Bataclan. We chose to change it all without changing anything - to change it all so that nothing remains of the night of absolute horror, but to change nothing of the soul and history of the Bataclan", he told reporters.
Tickets goes on sale Tuesday November 8th, 10am CET Time, on www.bataclan.fr
All revenue from the show will be donated to Life For Paris and 13 Novembre: Fraternité Verité.