Musician Sting is to re-open the Bataclan concert hall in Paris on 12 November, a day before the anniversary of the attacks that left 90 people dead there.

The Bataclan was one of several Paris locations targeted on the night of 13 November last year, when Islamic extremist suicide bombers also attacked bars, restaurants and the national stadium, killing a total of 130 people.

Suicide bombers stormed the concert hall as US rock band Eagles Of Death Metal were performing.

The gunmen killed dozens, while other people hid or lay motionless for hours until a police raid ended the siege.

In a statement on his website, the former frontman of The Police said: "In re-opening the Bataclan, we have two important tasks to reconcile.

"First, to remember and honour those who lost their lives in the attack a year ago, and second to celebrate the life and the music that this historic theatre represents.

"In doing so we hope to respect the memory as well as the life affirming spirit of those who fell. We shall not forget them."

All revenues from the show will be donated to two charities working with victims of the Paris attacks, the statement added.

The head of the firm that owns the Bataclan said the venue had been totally renovated, but kept largely as it was before.

"This is not a ceremony, it's a concert," Jerome Langlet, head of Lagardere Unlimited Live Entertainment, said.

"It's the one and the same Bataclan.

"We chose to change it all without changing anything - to change it all so that nothing remains of the night of absolute horror, but to change nothing of the soul and history of the Bataclan," he told reporters.