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Sting to perform first concert at Paris’ Bataclan since terror attacks

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PARIS – Sting is to perform at the first concert at the Bataclan theatre in Paris since it was targeted in Islamic State attacks a year ago that killed 130 people.

The Bataclan and the singer’s website announced the concert Friday. Sting will perform Nov. 12, the night before the first anniversary of the attacks on the theatre, cafes and the national stadium.

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Most of the victims were killed in a two-hour siege at the Bataclan after suicide attackers stormed a concert by California band Eagles of Death Metal.

The proceeds from the Nov. 12 concert will go to groups for survivors and families of victims.

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Sting said in a statement that he wants the concert to honour their memories and celebrate “the life and music this historic theatre represents.”

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