Le Bataclan, the Paris gig venue where 89 people were killed during an Eagles of Death Metal gig on November 13th, has announced its intention to reopen later this year.

Billboard reports that the venue's co-manager Dominique Revert said that it will re-open despite the atrocity.

“It will reopen, no question about it,” he said. “Hearts will be heavy for a few months, a few years. But we will reopen. We will not surrender.”

A statement issued by the venue yesterday also said: "Today, we’d like to share with you some important news: We have decided to renovate the Bataclan. We will do everything in our power to host new shows before the end of 2016".

Eagles of Death Metal had previously expressed their desire to be the first band to play the venue when it eventually re-opened.