Singer Ariana Grande has reportedly postponed the rest of her Spring/Summer 2017 European tour after a suicide bombing killed 22 people and injured 59 others at her Manchester, England performance.
There hasn’t been an official word from her management or the venue for her next show this week, but sources told TMZ that the entire tour will not happen as scheduled. A source also told CNN that the tour was put on hold.
Shortly after the attack, TMZ reported that Grande was “in hysterics.” The singer, who was not hurt in the attack and had just finished her concert, later tweeted, “broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.”
Sources then told TMZ that Grande plans to postpone the rest of the tour, including the May 25 date at London’s O2 Arena. She will soon send out an email to fans with updates.
Grande’s manager, Scooer Braun, also made it clear that dealing with Grande’s future tour dates wasn’t his top priority now. He sent out a tweet with a statement, offering his condolences to the families of those who lost loved ones.
Grande’s next performances are scheduled for Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26 at London’s O2 Arena. The arena’s management said that they have been in contact with Grande and will give an update “as soon as we have further information regarding the planned dates at The O2.”
According to Grande’s website, she had European tour dates scheduled through June 17. After that, the “Side to Side” singer is scheduled to start a Latin American tour on June 29 in Rio De Janeiro. The tour ends on July 12 and 13 with dates in Mexico City.
Below is the full European tour itinerary. This post will be updated when Grande’s team makes an official statement on the tour.
- May 25 & 25: London, U.K.
- May 28: Antwerp, Belgium
- May 31 & June 1: Lodz, Poland
- June 3: Frankfurt, Germany
- June 5: Zurich, Switzerland
- June 7: Paris, France
- June 9: Lyon, France
- June 11: Lisbon, Portugal
- June 13: Barcelona, Spain
- June 15: Rome, Italy
- June 17: Turin, Italy
Grande, who shot to fame thanks to her role on Nickelodeon’s Victorious, is best known for the hits “Love Me Harder,” “Problem” and “Bang Bang.” She’s been touring to promote her third album, Dangerous Woman, which was released in May 2016. The tour started in the U.S. in February.
The attack left 22 people dead and 59 others injured. The victims included 26-year-old John Atkinson, 18-year-old Georgina Callandar and 8-year-old Saffie Rose Russos. The suicide bomber behind the attack was identified as Salman Abedi and ISIS has taken responsibility.
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