It’s a safe assumption that everyone’s life including Ariana Grande has changed in one way or another following the Manchester bombing. Grande, who tweeted that she was just “broken” after the attack, had previously offered to pay for the victims’ funerals. Now, she added that she’ll return to Manchester for a fundraising concert.
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The tribute concert has been confirmed by a source close to the singer and will supposedly take place on Sunday, June 4. The fundraising event won’t be held in the same venue where 22 were killed and more than 119 were injured, but it will be somewhere in Manchester.
There have been no announcements on who else might be a part of the concert, but organizers for the event say that Grande and her manager Scooter Braun have reached out to multiple “high-profile” entertainers.
TMZ released further information on the event that stated Live Nation will produce the concert. Initially, Grande had been criticized for heading back to the U.S. after the attack instead of visiting the injured in the hospital.
Her team released a statement explaining that they decided to leave after Prime Minister Theresa May raised the terror warning to critical, which suggested another attack might be imminent.
In a social media post, Grande wrote a lengthy heartfelt message to those affected by the bombing. “I have been thinking of my fans, and of you all, non-stop over the past week,” she wrote in part. ‘The compassion, kindness, love, strength and oneness that you’ve shown one another this past week is the exact opposite of the heinous intentions it must take to pull off something as evil as what happened Monday.”
Grande suspended her “Dangerous Woman” tour through the rest of June after the attack, her team announced. Locations for June’s concerts were London, Belgium, Poland, Germany, and Switzerland, all of which were canceled.
Since the attack, she reposted a Red Cross and Manchester Evening News fundraising post which has surpassed $5 million in donations so far.