November 19, 2015


Le Bataclan To Reopen After Paris Attacks: ‘We Will Not Surrender’

Michael Debets/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images
Michael Debets/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Le Bataclan, the Paris concert venues which became the site of gruesome terrorist attacks last Friday (Nov. 13), will not shutter its doors for good. In a new interview with Billboard, venue co-manager Dominique Revert states in no uncertain terms that Bataclan, which was founded in 1864, will return to the Paris music scene at some as-yet-unknown future date.

“It will reopen, no question about it,” Revert says. “Hearts will be heavy for a few months, a few years. But we will reopen. We will not surrender.”

Le Bataclan has hosted concerts by the Velvet Underground, Jeff Buckley, Prince and Kanye West, among many others. Eagles Of Death Metal were performing on Friday night when armed terrorists stormed the venue and began executing hostages.

Eagles Of Death Metal wrote on Wednesday as part of a statement to fans, “Although bonded in grief with the victims, the fans, the families, the citizens of Paris, and all those affected by terrorism, we are proud to stand together, with our new family, now united by a common goal of love and compassion.”