Ariana Grande Cancels Tour Dates Following Manchester Attack
Live Nation is also refunding upcoming concert tickets in the UK
Published May 24, 2017Earlier this week, tragedy struck the music world when an Ariana Grande concert was bombed in Manchester. The terrorist attack, which took place on May 22, left 22 people dead and 59 people injured. Aside from the personal toll it has taken on the victims' families and friends, the aftermath of the tragedy will have ongoing effects in the days and weeks to come.
One such consequence is that Grande has opted to cancel her Dangerous Woman tour through June 5.
Her team gave the following statement to Entertainment Weekly:
Due to the tragic events in Manchester, the Dangerous Woman Tour with Ariana Grande has been suspended until we can further assess the situation and pay our proper respects to those lost. The London O2 shows this week have been canceled as well as all shows through June 5 in Switzerland. We ask at this time that we all continue to support the city of Manchester and all those families affected by this cowardice and senseless act of violence. Our way of life has once again been threatened but we will overcome this together.
Grande's shows are not the only concerts being affected by the attack. As TMZ reports, Live Nation is offering refunds to concertgoers who are too afraid to attend upcoming events in the UK.
A source from the company told TMZ that they're apparently offering refunds for Live Nation shows from Katy Perry, Iron Maiden, KISS, Waka Flocka Flame, Robbie Williams, Phil Collins, Depeche Mode and James Arthur.