Sting to reopen Bataclan concert hall one year on from terror attacks

Eagles of Death Metal to release documentary recounting the “horror and the healing” surrounding the attacks

Sting is set to reopen the Bataclan Concert Hall in Paris with a special gig on November 12th - a day before the anniversary of the November terror attacks.

The former Police frontman said the concert would “honour” those killed in the attack a year ago.

Concertgoers at the venue were attacked on 13th November during coordinated terror attacks across the French capital.

Gunmen and suicide bombers also targeted the Stade de France and restaurants in the city.

Of the 130 people killed in the atrocities, 89 were at the Bataclan.

In a statement on his official website the British rock star said: "In reopening 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,” he said.

"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 concert will feature songs from Sting’s new album 57th & 59th and all revenue from the show will be donated to the victim associations, Life For Paris and 13 Novembre: Fraternité Verité.

In February, Eagles of Death Metal - the band who were on stage at the Bataclan during the gun attack - played a gig for survivors of the shooting at the Olympia venue, a few miles from the concert hall.

The band have now announced plans for a documentary recounting the “horror and the healing” surrounding the event.

The Colin Hanks directed film entitled, Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) will debut on HBO in February of next year.

The documentary will chronicle the events both leading up to and following the tragic terrorist attack and will feature cameos from Bono and The Edge - who welcomed the band on stage at a U2 gig in Paris last December.