On a European tour of around ten dates, Sophie Ellis-Bextor was in Paris on Tuesday for an evening at the Bataclan. The concert, which was sold out, was an opportunity for the British singer to pay tribute to the victims of the attacks of November 13, 2015.

She dedicated her title Murder on the dancefloor to the victims of the Bataclan attacks. Before performing it, the 44-year-old singer had reassuring words for the audience, reminding that it was not “a malicious song”. “The purpose of this song, like that of this room, is to bring joy, music and dance,” she explained. It is therefore a tribute to this spirit and to all those who once danced here at the Bataclan. »

Earlier this year, the twenty-year-old title experienced a resurgence in popularity after being included in the soundtrack of the film Saltburn, broadcast on Prime Video. Result: more than 400 million plays on Spotify. “What’s happened with this song and the fact that it’s being listened to by people who weren’t even born when it came out is just spectacular,” Sophie Ellis-Bextor told the BBC News.

But if Murder on the dancefloor, released in 2001 on the album Read my lips, is undoubtedly her best-known song, the singer has many other hits – such as Get Over You – which she did not hesitate to to sing at the Bataclan. For her new tour, Sophie Ellis-Bextor also equipped herself with a wheel, allowing her to draw lots and perform cult songs by other artists on stage. Among the lucky ones elected Tuesday evening, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! by the group Abba, Like a Prayer by Madonna or All Night Long (All Night) by Lionel Richie.