Ariana Grande Announces Benefit Concert in Manchester
Ariana Grande‘s return to Manchester has been scheduled following the terrorist attack that left 22 dead and 59 injured is scheduled for June 4. The pop star’s benefit concert will be titled One Love Manchester. All net ticket proceeds from the show will go to the We Love Manchester emergency fund.
Grande will be joined by an all-star roster of friends and musicians for the show, including: Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell, Usher, Take That and Niall Horan.
The concert is slated for the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground, which has a 50,000 capacity. It will air live on BBC TV, BBC Radio and Capital Radio Networks and a streaming partner will be announced soon.
Tickets will be available on Thursday, June 1 at 10:00 am at Ticketmaster right here. Fans who were at the Manchester show will be offered free tickets and others who want to attend should register here before Wednesday, May 31 at 4:00 pm.
The singer postponed her Dangerous Woman European tour in the wake of the terror attack that took the lives of 22 and injured more than 100 fans.
She announced last Friday via Twitter that she will be heading back to the United Kingdom for a show to pay tribute to the victims and the city.
“I’ll be returning to the incredibly brave city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and the have a benefit concert in honor of and to raise money for the victims and their families…I will have details to share with you as soon as everything is confirmed,” she wrote.
In an open letter, Ariana sent her ‘prayers and condolences’ to those affected.
She said: ‘My heart, prayers and condolences are with the victims of the Manchester Attack and their loved ones. There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better. However, I extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours, should you want or need my help in any way.”
‘We will not quit or operate in fear. We won’t let this divide us. We won’t let hate win… Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before.”