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A member of the band Eagles of Death Metal, Jesse Hughes, pays his respects to 89 victims who died in a Nov. 13 attack, at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, France, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. Members of the California rock band Eagles of Death Metal are back at the ravaged Paris theater where they survived a massacre by Islamic extremist suicide bombers. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

Sting performed at the Bataclan concert hall one year after the Paris terror attacks


The Bataclan, a music venue in Paris where 90 people were killed during last year's terror attacks, reopened Saturday with a performance from the British pop star Sting.

Last year's victims were killed by three attackers who opened fire as the rock band Eagles of Death Metal performed at the venue. ISIS later claimed responsibility for the attack that left 130 people dead.

Families of those victims, along with some security and rescue forces were among those present at Saturday's ceremony.

Sting's performance came just one day before the anniversary of the terror attacks. 

Before he began his performance, Sting asked the audience to observe a minute of silence.

"We've got two important things to do tonight," Sting said. "First, to remember and honor those who lost their lives in the attacks a year ago ... and to celebrate the life and the music of this historic venue. ... We shall not forget them."

From there, he moved the concert slowly from one of remembrance to celebration of life, playing a string of hits including "Fragile" and "Message in a Bottle."

Sunday, survivors and the Eagles of Death Metal will unite for a tribute ceremony in which a plaque to remember the victims will be unveiled in front of the music venue, according to CNN.

In addition to those killed, the French government said more than 600 people are still receiving psychological treatment in the aftermath of last year's the terror attacks.

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