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L’Olympia to host first Olympia-by-Night in Paris

Good news from a resurgent Paris as Vivendi's venue announces a new series of late-night gigs and festivals

By Jon Chapple on 28 Jan 2016

Olympia, Paris

image © KoS/Wikimedia Commons

The Olympia in Paris – the venue for Eagles of Death Metal’s return to the city on 16 February – has announced a new series of late-night events under the title ‘Olympia-by-Night’.

The first Olympia-by-Night event will be second TheSoundYouNeed Paris festival, co-presented by the eponymous video channel and Paris production agency Allo Floride.

Later that evening will be a performance by American electropop duo Odesza.

“The Olympia-by-Night events will be an opportunity to enlarge L’Olympia’s audience to new generations,” says the venue’s chairman, Simon Gilham. “By doing so, we also follow on a long-standing tradition of innovation for our concert hall, which has always been in tune with its time.”

Videos relating to the event will be posted on TheSoundYouNeed Dailymotion channel. The 1,996-capacity Olympia is operated by Vivendi, which also owns Dailymotion.

Eagles of Death Metal will give away free tickets to survivors of the Bataclan shootings when they play the Olympia next month. Ticket sales for live music events in Paris fell by roughly 80 per cent following the attacks on 13 November.