Eric Ryan AndersonSting is set to reopen Paris’ Bataclan concert hall this week, just one day before the anniversary of last year’s terror attack on the venue. The former Police frontman will perform an exclusive show on Saturday, November 12, featuring songs from his new album, 57th & 9th.

In a statement posted on Sting’s website, he says, “In re-opening the Bataclan, we have two important tasks to reconcile. First, to remember and honor 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.”

He adds, “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.”

Tickets for the event go on sale Tuesday, November 8, at Bataclan.fr. Proceeds from the concert will be donated to Life for Paris and 13onze15, which provide support to victims of the attack and their families.

Last November 13, terrorists attacked the Bataclan during an Eagles of Death Metal concert and claimed 90 lives. A series of other coordinated attacks across the city killed another 40 people.

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