- Title: Sting rehearses at Bataclan theatre on eve of Paris attacks anniversary
- Date: 12th November 2016
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (NOVEMBER 12, 2016) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF BATACLAN CONCERT VENUE TICKER OUTSIDE VENUE READING: "STING"
- Embargoed: 27th November 2016 18:59
- Keywords: Sting musician Bataclan concert hall November 13 Paris attacks
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- City: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Music
- Reuters ID: LVA00158527NR
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- Story Text:Rockstar Sting rehearsed at the Bataclan music hall in Paris on Saturday (November 12) in preparation for his concert later in the day, which would be the first event held at the venue since gunmen killed 90 people there last November.
His performance came on the eve of the one year anniversary of the Paris attacks, which saw a total of 130 people killed when several groups of gunmen and suicide bombers attacked the perimeter of the Stade de France sports stadium, a string of Paris cafes and the concert venue.
Performing a sound-check with his band, Sting prepared the songs "Inshallah" and "Desert Rose" ahead of Saturday evening's show which was scheduled to begin at 20:00 GMT.
Proceeds from the concert will go to two charities catering to victims of the attacks of November 13, 2015, with some of those who were hurt in the attack being invited back to see the Sting reopener.
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