Dion, a Canadian native, performed Edith Piaf’s “Hymne à L’Amour” in French in front of a packed audience.
Before her performance, Jared Leto gave a touching story about his band playing at the Bataclan concert hall a short while back, calling the venue one of his favorite places to play. He spoke about the senseless killing of more than a hundred people, with many more critically injured, just over a week ago and how it forever changed Paris.
“France matters, Russia matters, Syria matters … the entire world matters and peace is possible,” Leto said. “Many of us here are the sons and daughters of immigrants.”