The exact date of reopening is however “not secured to date,” said the executive in a statement. While revealing “the names of some artists who will be part of its programming”: Pete Doherty November 16, Youssou N’Dour and the Super Etoile de Dakar 18, Nada Surf December 2 and December 3 MZ
. > “other concerts and shows will be announced in the coming days,” the Bataclan, without saying whether they will take place before or after these dates.
on 13 November 2015, 90 people were killed by three jihadists Bataclan, during the concert of the American band Eagles of Death Metal.
auditorium, located 50 Boulevard Voltaire (eleventh arrondissement), one of the most famous in Paris, has been closed since.
“On this particular day, we can not of course fail to have a thought for all the victims of November 13 and their families,” said the Bataclan team, co-led for twelve years by producer Jules Frutos and Olivier Poubelle.
Symbolically, its reopening could coincide with the first anniversary of the attack, the deadliest of the November attacks that killed a total of 130 deaths.
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For weeks passersby, tourists and residents went on a pilgrimage to the theater, depositing on the sidewalk bouquets, candles, drawings, stuffed animals and messages for the victims.
November 30, US President Barack Obama had it also gathered in front of the Bataclan, like many personalities.
Jesse Hughes, singer Eagles of Death Metal, then declared the site Deputy News that he wanted the group to be “the first to play Bataclan when it will reopen. ” “Our friends came and died. I am going back,” added Jesse Hughes. The group has already returned to play in Paris in February on the stage at the Olympia.
Kick renovations was given Wednesday. This is “restore all the infrastructure and equipment of the room, without changing the layout of it,” said the executive.
“We want to preserve its warmth and friendliness. We want to maintain the popular and festive spirit that has always been theirs, “added officials Bataclan. After the attack, the Lagardère group, owner of the place, promised to” do the utmost to reopen the room end of 2016 “.
” We will do our best to reopen before the end of the year, we are working with design offices “, told AFP the head of the branch Lagardere Unlimited Live Entertainment, Jérôme Langlet.
a capacity of about 1,500 seats, Bataclan is a large auditorium with balcony. Since its revival in the 1970s, Bataclan became a popular venue of Parisian nights. He has seen many stars of the French and international music as Lou Reed, Telephone, Prince, Oasis, or Stromae
Built in 1864 under the name “Chinese Grand Café – Bataclan Theatre.” And then again in 1952 his name refers to Ba-ta-clan, an operetta by Offenbach. The property is a historical monument.