The former frontman of The Police confirmed the announcement by Lagardere Unlimited Live Entertainment, saying in a statement on his website: “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.”
British singer Pete Doherty and the Senegalese star Youssou N’Dour and his Super Etoile de Dakar band will also play the venue on November 16th and 18th respectively.
The Bataclan has been undergoing extensive renovations since the attack and last week the new facade was revealed to the public.
In a statement released earlier this year venue bosses said that the renovation of the Bataclan would “involve renewing the infrastructure and facilities of the venue, without changing the layout.
“We will try and preserve its warmth and friendliness. We want to maintain the popular and festive spirit that it has always had.”
Article source: http://www.thelocal.fr/20161104/bataclan-to-reopen-with-gig-by-british-rocker-sting