Paris attack: Le Bataclan to reopen before end of 2016
'We will do our utmost to host again shows before the end of the year 2016,' the venue said in a Facebook post.
Le Bataclan, the famed Paris concert hall that was attacked during November’s siege on the city, announced Thursday that it hopes to re-open before the end of the year.
“Today, we want to share with you important news: we have decided to renovate the bataclan,” the venue said in a note posted to Facebook and translated to English. “We will do our utmost to host again shows before the end of the year 2016. We will keep you informed, of course, as soon as our project [date] will specify. We also wish to thank all those who have expressed their support. Your sympathy has affected us deeply.”
The venue came under fire on Nov. 13 when multiple attacks occurred in Paris. A group of terrorists attacked the concert hall during an Eagles of Death Metal show, taking hostages. Eighty-nine people were killed in the venue, including the merch manager for Eagles of Death Metal (the band members remained uninjured). Eagles of Death Metal has since been back to the venue to visit the memorial site situated on its property.
“I want to be the first band to play in le Bataclan when it opens back up,” band member Jesse Hughes said during a sit-down interview with Vice after the attacks.