Latin Grammys 2018
Frank Turner, Maximo Park, Fran Healy Join A Peaceful Noise Bataclan Memorial Concert
It's hard to believe that nearly a year has passed since the horrific Paris terror attacks that took the lives of 130 people, including 89 at an Eagles of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan. A Nov. 15 memorial concert at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire will honor the lives of those lost with sets from Maximo Park, Frank Turner, Supergrass' Gaz Coombes and Travis' Fran Healy, as well as some as-yet-unannounced special guests.
Proceeds from the show are earmarked for the Nick Alexander Memorial Trust, set up in honor of Eagles of Death Metal roadie/merchandise manager Nick Alexander, 35. The Trust's goal is to provide grants to community and small charitable groups in the UK -- especially those who represent the most disadvantaged and marginalized sectors of society -- by giving them musical equipment to positively enhance the lives of their members.
Nick sister, Zoe Alexander, one of the founders of show organizers A Peaceful Noise said in a statement, "Live music was Nick’s passion and it seemed only fitting that we mark the anniversary of his passing in this way. Everyone who lost their lives that night had a shared love of music and we’re thrilled to bring some of Nick’s favourite artists together for this celebration of unity, peace and rock and roll."