The pair performed together at the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation’s ROCK4EB! event.
Introduced by Brad Pitt, they played a few songs including the Police’s ‘Every Breath You Take,’ Soundgarden’s ‘Black Hole Sun,’ and Audioslave’s ‘Like A Stone.’ You can see fan-filmed clips of the performances below.
Honoured to participate in the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation's ROCK4EB! event with these gentlemen ? by Amy Decker pic.twitter.com/nJiqr8LIby
— Sting (@OfficialSting) January 15, 2017
Sting shared a snap of himself, Cornell and Pitt on Twitter, captioning the image; “Honoured to participate in the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation’s ROCK4EB! event with these gentlemen”
The venue issued a statement following the attacks, which saw 89 people killed on November 13, 2015, confirming they would eventually reopen. “It will reopen, no question about it,” the statement read. “Hearts will be heavy for a few months, a few years. But we will reopen. We will not surrender.”
Proceeds from the gig were donated to Life For Paris and 13onze15.
In a statement issued before the show, Sting said: “In reopening the Bataclan, we have two important tasks to reconcile. First, to remember and honour those who lost their lives in the attack a year ago, and second, to celebrate the life and the music that this historic theatre represents. In doing so, we hope to respect the memory as well as the life-affirming spirit of those who fell. We shall not forget them.”