The concert hall was shut down on 13 November (15) after gunmen stormed the building and opened fire during an Eagles of Death Metal gig. The tragedy, part of a series of attacks across Paris, left 89 people dead.

Bataclan officials have since started renovation work on the venue and on Wednesday (13Apr16), they revealed the first few bookings for a planned relaunch on Facebook.

Managers have yet to lock down a specific reopening date, but they have announced Libertines star Doherty will play solo on 16 November (16), while Senegalese musician Youssou N'Dour is scheduled to perform two days later. Rockers Nada Surf and group MZ will also be among the first acts to grace the new Bataclan stage.

Officials also included a tribute to the victims of last year's (15) massacre on Facebook, adding, "We want to preserve the (Bataclan's) warmth and friendliness and maintain its popular, festive spirit."

Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes has previously expressed a desire to return to the Bataclan to perform again.

The heavy rockers headed back to Paris in February (16) to play an emotional gig at the city's Olympia venue, during which they held an 89-second moment of silence to honour those who perished in the November (15) slaughter.

That show occurred two months after the bandmates appeared in the French capital for the first time since the attacks, when they joined U2 for a special set at the AccorHotels Arena in December (15).