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Faithfull added to Bataclan reopening bill

The '60s sex symbol-turned-musical elder stateswoman will play the new Bataclan in late November

By IQ on 05 Oct 2016

Marianne Faithfull, Carl Guderian

Faithfull in 1980


image © Carl Guderian

Marianne Faithfull will play the Bataclan in November, shortly after the Paris venue’s reopening.

Faithfull, an icon of Swinging London and a former girlfriend of Mick Jagger, will play on the 25th, following the previously announced Pete Doherty and Youssou N’Dour and the Les Inrocks festival to become one of the first artists to perform at the refurbished 1,500-cap. venue.

“I did not think I would get to sing at the Bataclan… They asked me and I was very happy”

Faithfull says she was “absolutely horrified” at the attacks of 13 November. “I did not think I would ever be able to sing at the Bataclan,” the English-born, Paris-based singer tells AFP, “They asked me and I was very happy [to].”

Eagles of Death Metal, who were on time at the time of the attack, returned to Paris on 16 February for an emotional show at the Olympia, for which survivors of the Bataclan attack were given free tickets.

 


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