Paris concert hall targeted in terrorist attacks to reopen

The Bataclan concert hall in central Paris, where terrorists killed 90 people during a string of coordinated attacks across the city, is undergoing renovation to reopen.

In a statement released Wednesday by the Bataclan, the concert hall organizers said that they would do "everything possible" to reopen the venue by the end of 2016.

Attackers linked to a group targeting restaurants and cafes, as well as a football stadium, stormed the music hall on November 13 during a concert by the American band Eagles of Death Metal.

Ninety people who were gathered for the concert died, including one who succumbed to injuries after the attack. They were among 130 people who were killed during the night of coordinated violence.

The Eagles of Death Metal are set to perform next week in Paris, a concert organized in response to the attack. The band will not perform in the Bataclan, which remains closed, but in the Olympia theatre instead.

Opened in the 1860s, the 1,500-seat Bataclan has hosted some of the 20th century's music legends, including Prince and the Velvet Underground.

Last update: Wed, 10/02/2016 - 22:33
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