Pete Doherty Will Play the Bataclan’s Reopening Show
His performance will be the first at the Paris venue since last year's terrorist attacks
Post-Britpop flotsam Pete Doherty — sorry, Peter Doherty — is set to wash up on the shores of Gaul this November, becoming the first act to play at Paris’ Bataclan since last year’s terror attacks during an Eagles of Death Metal concert. The show is scheduled for November 16, three days after the anniversary of the November 13, 2015 attacks.
Doherty is expected to have a new album out later this year, following 2009’s Grace/Wastelands. The Libertines, the notoriously chaotic band Doherty fronted with Carl Barât in the early ’00s, reunited last year for the tepidly received comeback album Anthems for Doomed Youth.
Bataclan management discussed the venue’s renovations with Variety, but did not announce an official reopening date other than the Doherty show. The rest of the calendar as currently announced includes Youssou N’Dour et le Super Etoile de Dakar on November 18, Nada Surf on December 2, and MZ on December 3.