Everyone in France (and probably everyone in the Western world) remembers the horrifying events of Nov. 13, 2015, when Islamic State-sponsored terrorists invaded Paris’ Le Bataclan theatre during an Eagles of Death Metal concert and killed dozens of civilians. The incident sparked international outrage, grief and backlash against ISIL (and, sadly, Muslims as a group). But time heals, and this November, the Bataclan is set to reopen.
The venue announced a string of shows on its Facebook page earlier today, starting with a solo performance by Pete Doherty of The Libertines on Nov. 16. Also scheduled are concerts featuring Youssou N’Dour, Nada Surf and MZ. There could very well be additional shows added to the calendar before Pete Doherty—Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes has said that he wants his band to play the grand re-opening—so stay tuned for further updates.
Check out Le Bataclan’s full announcement here.