Libertines frontman helped reopen the venue one year on from terror attacks
Pete Doherty played the reopened Bataclan in Paris last night, just over a year after a terrorist attack took place at the venue.
Last November, 89 people were killed during an Eagles Of Death Metal show at the venue, one of a series of attacks around the French capital. Following the attacks, the venue organisers issued a statement last year saying: “It will reopen, no question about it. Hearts will be heavy for a few months, a few years. But we will reopen. We will not surrender.”
The venue was officially reopened by Sting last weekend, with The Libertines frontman Doherty playing the first of two shows last night (November 16). He plays another show this evening (November 17).
During last night’s set, Doherty was joined by Libertines bandmate Carl Barat and led a crowd-sung rendition of French anthem ‘La Marseillaise’. He also held up a French flag that had “Fuck forever terrorism” written on it. Watch footage beneath.
Joined by Carl Barat On stage. Babyshambles cover
Uploaded by TheHalfcentury on 2016-11-16.
Uploaded by TheHalfcentury on 2016-11-17.
See Pete Doherty’s full upcoming tour dates beneath:
Paris, Le Bataclan (November 17)
Toulouse, Le Bikini (18)
Marseille, L’Usine, Isters (19)
Clermont/Ferrand, La Coopérative de Mai (21)
Lyon, Le Transbordeur (22)
Caen, Le Cargo (24)
Nantes, Stereolux (25)
London, O2 Forum (December 6)
Manchester, Albert Hall (December 7)
Meanwhile, Eagles of Death Metal are to release a new documentary about the Bataclan terror attack. Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) will air on HBO in February 2017.
EODM frontman Jesse Hughes was reportedly denied entry to Sting’s Bataclan gig last week following previous comments he made about the venue’s security.