Ariana Grande fans across the world must be feeling very disappointed right now. The American singer and actress has cancelled her concerts till at least June 5.
She has been badly shaken following the Manchester blast that took place immediately after her performance ended. The suicide bombing outside the Manchester Arena killed 22 people and left dozens injured.
The 23-year old American had a very busy European schedule. her fans in the UK are going to miss the tour almost completely. On May 25 she was set to perform in London, followed by another performance in Greater London on May 26. On May 28 she had her show in Antwerp in Belgium, on May 31 in Łódź in Poland, another performance on Jun 1 in Łódź, Poland, on Jun 3 in Frankfurt, Germany and on Jun 5 in Zürich, Switzerland.
The news was broken by TMZ. Grande’s management confirms the story telling the entertainment blog , “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.”
It is now clear that the 23-year old singer is badly shaken by the tragedy that hit her show in Manchester. Though she was not hurt in the melee following the blast, she has been badly impacted by what happened.
“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 cancelled as well as all shows thru 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. Thank you”, her management team said in a statement.
Meanwhile the Manchester Arena bombing suspect has been named as 22-year-old Salman Ramadan Abedi. While no information was available about the person who carried out the attack, but later, officials came out with detailed information about him. Salman Abedi was born in Manchester on New Year’s Eve 1994 to Libyan parents. The family initially stayed in London, but later moved to Manchester where his father worked as muezzin at a mosque in Didsbury.
Abedi went to school in Manchester and on to Salford University before dropping out, and worked in a bakery. Friends remember him as a good footballer, a keen supporter of Manchester United and a user of cannabis. A BBC report says that while he continued to live in Manchester, his parents have gone back to Libya after Ghaddafi’s overthrow. He was known to have extremist tendencies.