Veteran British musician Sting played a touching performance, while heavy security patrolled the theatre, and the crowd included families of the victims of last year’s attack who were given free tickets.
Billboard reports that Sting held a minute’s silence for the victims, as well as addressing the crowd in fluent French. “We’ve got two important things to do tonight,” he 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.”
During the concert he played songs including Fragile, Every Breath You Take, and So Lonely.