PARIS – French security turned out in force Saturday night as British pop legend Sting reopened the Bataclan concert hall one year after suicidal jihadis turned the famed Paris venue into a bloodbath.
Hundreds of yards of barricades, extensive body searches and scores of armed police greeted those lucky enough to get a ticket. The Bataclan said all 1,000 Sting tickets sold out quickly and other tickets were given to the families of the 90 revelers slain a year ago by extremists with automatic weapons and explosive belts.
Sting performs on stage at the Bataclan concert hall Saturday. (Boris Allin/Universal Music France via AP)