It’s hard to believe almost a year has passed since three terrorists attacked revered music venue Le Bataclan in Paris, an event that killed 89 innocent Eagle of Death Metal concertgoers. A few months later, the venue revealed that despite these vicious attacks it had plans to courageously move forward, keeping its legacy alive by renovating its space to look exactly the same as before the attack and aiming to reopen by the end of the year.
Le Bataclan has officially confirmed it is re-opening its doors just a year over the devastating November 13, 2015 attack. With an official grand opening on November 16, legendary French house and techno producer, DJ, and author Laurent Garnier is slated to perform on November 24. Mirroring the iconic status of Le Bataclan itself, Garnier has been a pioneer of the electronic music industry. With a career that spans thirty years, Garnier’s profound influence is far-reaching, from playing legendary venues such as Manchester’s Haçienda during the early days of dance music, to influencing today’s artists like Adam Beyer, among several others. During the show, which is being sponsored by international booking and production company A.K.A., Garnier will be joined by a back-to-back set from French artists Gordon and Voiron as well as Arnaud Rebotini.
English musician Pete Doherty is set to headline the venue’s opening night. Following this, Sengalese singer, songwriter, politician, and activist Youssou N’Dour will be hosting a two-day event starting on October 18.