Sting to re-open Bataclan Theatre on anniversary of Paris attacks

It's been almost a year since a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in the French capital left 130 people dead and dozens more injured.

The horrifying events of November 13, which sent shock waves throughout Paris and the wider world, ultimately resulted in the declaration of a three-month state of emergency across France.

And today, Sting has announced that on the eve of the attacks' one-year anniversary, he will be re-opening the Bataclan Theatre which saw the slaughter of 89 concert-goers attending an Eagles of Death Metal gig on the night.

Sharing a photo of the iconic Parisian venue on Twitter, Sting wrote: "Exclusive concert in Paris for re-opening of @le_bataclan just announced for Sat., Nov. 12. Details/ticket info at"

The acclaimed star released further details on his website and was eager to explain the motivation behind his decision to take to the stage on the eve of the anniversary.

"In re-opening the Bataclan, we have two important tasks to reconcile." he began.

"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."

"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," he wrote.

It has been confirmed that all revenue from the show will be donated to Life For Paris and 13 Novembre: Fraternité Verité.