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The Bataclan to Reopen Next Month a Year After the Paris Attacks

Libertines frontman Pete Doherty will play the renovated venue's first two dates.

Alexander Iadarola

Image of the venue courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

Paris venue Le Bataclan will reopen on November 16, just over one year on from the coordinated Paris terrorist attacks on November 13 in which a stadium, restaurants, and numerous bars were also targeted. Libertines frontman Pete Doherty will play the first two nights at the renovated venue in the city's 11th arrondissement, followed by two dates from Senegalese singer and composer Youssou N'Dour.

Veteran French DJ Laurent Garnier will play alongside Black Strobe member Arnaud Rebotini on November 24, at the venue's first clubbing-oriented night after reopening.

Renovation of the venue began in April, according to a Facebook post from the venue, which aimed to preserve the "warmth and friendliness" of the original space.

THUMP interviewed French house musician St. Germain earlier this year about performing at Le Bataclan the night before the Paris attacks.

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