April 14, 2016


Pete Doherty Will Play First Bataclan Show Since Paris Attacks

Samir Hussein/Getty Images
Samir Hussein/Getty Images

The Libertines frontman Pete Doherty is set to play the first show at Paris venue Le Bataclan since the terrorist attacks in the city on Nov. 13. The show will come just over a year after 89 people were killed in the theater during an Eagles of Death Metal concert.

The venue closed indefinitely after the attacks but announced the reopening lineup on Wednesday.  Doherty will perform Nov. 16, Youssou N’Dour and the Super Etoile de Dakar on Nov. 18, Nada Surf on Dec. 2 and MZ on Dec. 3.

According to Variety, the theater is undergoing renovations: “We wish to preserve the warmth and conviviality, maintain the popular and festive spirit that has always defined [Le Bataclan],” said the venue’s management.

Doherty is beginning his tour in May and is expected to put out a second album this year. He previously performed at Le Bataclan in 2009.