Following the attack on Paris last Friday, a manager from Le Bataclan has spoken out and released a statement about the future of the concert hall and the aftermath of the terror. The outlook is one of hopefulness and positivity, the most effective terrorist counter-measure we can harness in a time like this.
Paris is currently in the wake after the Jihadist extremist group, IS, attacked cultural centres across the city last Friday (13 November) including a museum, an attempted attack on a stadium and Le Bataclan. Around 129 people died that night with 300 more injured. The main source of fatalities came from a shooting at Le Bataclan during an Eagles of Death Metal concert.
Speaking to Billboard, Le Bataclan co-manager, Dominique Revert, has issued a statement about the future of the venue.
"It will reopen, no question about it," said Revert. "Hearts will be heavy for a few months, a few years. But we will reopen. We will not surrender". This is the first word from the venue staff since they tweeted earlier this week saying: "There are no words to sufficiently express the magnitude of our grief".
In support for the victims, fans of Eagles of Death Metal have started a Facebook campaign to launch the band's cover of Duran Duran's 'Save A Prayer' to number one in the UK charts.
Listen to Eagles of Death Metal's 'Save A Prayer' below
Yesterday, Eagles of Death Metal broke their silence following the attack at their show. They issued a message to the world that read: "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".
Since the attack, many artists have acted to stand in solidarity and support. Madonna dedicated a performance of 'Like A Prayer' for those that were lost. Deftones released a statement both cancelling the rest of their French tour and paying respects to the 120 people that lost their lives that night. Foo Fighters have also cancelled the rest of their tour out of respect.