Bataclan, the concert hall that became the site of the 2015 Paris terror attacks, reopened a day before the one-year anniversary of the tragedy yesterday. British rocker Sting's concert marked the reopening of the refurbished music venue, reports Rolling Stone.
Attackers killed 89 people during an Eagles of Death Metal concert on November 13. Sting paid tribute to the attack victims and called for a minute’s silence in their honour.
"We have two tasks: to honor victims who lost their lives and to honor music and life," Sting said, adding in French, "We will not forget them."
Sting's set opened with his Nothing Like the Sun track 'Fragile' with the lyric "Nothing comes from violence and nothing will."
Over 1,500 people attended the venue's reopening Saturday night, with 1,000 tickets selling out in less than 30 minutes; hundreds of tickets were also held for survivors of the November 13th attack.
All proceeds from Sting's Bataclan show are being donated to two victims associations representing survivors and the family of those killed in the ISIS attack.