Concert at terror attack club
A concert by British pop legend Sting was due to mark the reopening last night of the Paris’ Bataclan concert hall one year after suicidal jihadis turned it into a bloodbath and killed 90 revellers with automatic weapons and explosive belts. The coordinated attacks in Paris on November13 last year left 130 people dead and hundreds more injured and were the worst extremist attacks ever to hit France. The Bataclan said all 1,000 Sting concert tickets sold out in “less than 30 minutes” and survivors and their families had also been invited to the concert. Sting, 65, is no stranger to the Paris venue. He played there decades ago in 1979 as lead singer of The Police. Sting said the concert proceeds would go to two charities helping survivors. More than 1,700 people have been officially recognised as victims of the horror that unfolded at the Bataclan, Paris cafes and France’s national stadium. The concert hall – which has been refurbished to its original state – will remain closed on today’s actual anniversary of the attacks, when authorities plan to unveil a plaque outside to commemorate the victims. In addition to those who died, nine people remain hospitalised from the attacks and others are paralyzed or irreparably injured.
NEW LOOK: The Bataclan has been refurbished