Sting is set to reopen the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, France with a charity concert a day before the anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
The music venue has been closed for renovation since 13 November, 2015 when 89 people were killed by a group of terrorists, who entered the building while U.S. rockers Eagles of Death Metal were performing and opened fire. It was one of five places targeted by the terrorists, who killed 130 people in total around Paris.
On 12 November (16), the day before the anniversary of the attack, Sting will perform a fundraising concert to honour the victims.
"In re-opening the Bataclan, we have two important tasks to reconcile. First, to remember and honour those who lost their lives in the attack a year ago, and second, to celebrate the life and the music that this historic theatre represents," he wrote on his website.
"In doing so we hope to respect the memory as well as the life-affirming spirit of those who fell. We shall not forget them."
Sting will be joined by a three piece band - Dominic Miller and Rufus Miller on guitars and Vinnie Colauita on drums - and perform songs from his new album 57th & 9th.
All revenue from the show will be donated to victims' charities Life For Paris and 13 Novembre: Fraternite Verite.
Eagles of Death Metal returned to Paris to perform at the Olympia venue in February (16) and paid tribute to victims by holding a 89-second silence and giving free tickets to survivors.
It was previously announced in June (16) that The Libertines rocker Pete Doherty, who was in Paris on the night of the attacks, would be the first artist to headline a show there on 16 November (16). However, he will be beaten by Sting by four days.
Pete also penned a tribute track Hell to Pay at the Gates of Heaven which he is set to perform.
"It's about how we're under attack," he told NME. "I went down there (to the Bataclan) and just sat outside with my guitar. Just to be there... (My girlfriend) Katia lost about five people she was at school with."