Musician Sting performs at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris (Image credit: Thomson Reuters)

'We will not forget them': Bataclan hall reopens with Sting concert 1 year after deadly Paris attacks

PARIS (Reuters) - Rock star Sting headlined a concert in Paris' Bataclan music hall on Saturday to mark the venue's reopening a year after three Islamist militants gunned down 90 revelers in France's bloodiest terror attack.

Sting, who fronted the hit pop band The Police before a long solo career, opened the emotionally charged gig with a minute's silence, telling the crowd: "We will not forget them."

"Tonight we have two tasks to achieve: first to remember those who lost their lives in the attack, and then to celebrate life and music in this historic place," the performer said.

On Nov. 13, 2015, the assailants burst through the music hall's main entrance and sprayed automatic gunfire into the crowd as the Californian rock band the Eagles of Death Metal played on stage.

During a more than two-hour long assault, the attackers executed some victims and took others hostage. The attack ended after one militant...Read more...