Le Bataclan Theater to Reopen After Paris Terror Attacks

November 19th 2015

Taylor Bell

The Parisian music theater involved in the terror attacks in Paris that left 89 people dead and more than 100 wounded is set to reopen, USA Today reports.

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Le Bataclan's co-manager, Dominique Revert, promised that the venue will once again open its doors despite the memory of the horrific attacks on Friday.

"It will reopen. No question about it." Revert said in an interview with Billboard. "Hearts will be heavy for a few months, a few years. But we will reopen. We will not surrender."

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Bataclan theatre opened in 1841 and has served host to thousands of notable guests, including Prince, Kanye West, Oasis, 30 Seconds to Mars, Sam Smith, The Roots, Ellie Goulding, French rap duo Orelsan and Gringe and David Guetta.


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Following the attacks, Guetta expressed his shock and awe for the venue on Facebook, Billboard reports.

"The Bataclan has always been a place of music, sharing and joy," Guetta said. "I never would have imagined that it would become the place of such tradegy."

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Although Friday's attacks were indeed tragic, this is not the first time that Le Bataclan has been subject to threats of violence. According to Billboard, in 2011 it was reported that one of Syria's largest rebel groups, Jaish-al Islam, had been planning to attack the theater because of the owners' perceived support of Israel.

The news of the theater's plans to reopen comes just a day after the band playing at Le Bataclan during the night of the attacks, Eagles of Death Metal, released their statement expressing their grief and solidarity for the victims of that night.

"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."

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