There was great enthusiasm for Ariana Grande concert for the last several weeks not just in Manchester where it was being held, but across England. The tickets were booked much in advance and many people made huge sums on reselling their tickets to over-excited fans of Grande who were ready to pay anything for a ticket.
But the massive explosion at her concert at Manchester Arena destroyed a large portion of the Arena, killed 19 people and injuring more than 50 others, many of whom were said to be in serious condition.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said her government is taking it as a terrorist attack. Sky News reported that the concert was sold out Monday. The Dangerous Woman Tour is the third concert tour by Grande to support her third studio album, Dangerous Woman. The tour began on February 3, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona, at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
23-year old Ariana Grande is safe and out of harm’s view. Grande was on her well-received tour when the explosion took place. She began her career in the Broadway musical 13, before landing the role of Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon television series Victorious in 2009. Her fairytale type music career began with the soundtrack Music from Victorious. She signed a recording contract with Republic Records and released her debut studio album, Yours Truly in 2013, which debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200. The album’s lead single, “The Way”, debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, with critics comparing her wide vocal range to that of Mariah Carey.
She is wildly popular among teens and data show that as of January 2017, Grande’s music videos had been viewed a total of more than 7 billion times online.
The police say the Manchester bomber was a man who died in the explosion, and the death toll has risen to 22 https://t.co/iiTFLc8rkP
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In a message on Facebook Ariana said she was heartbroken. “broken…from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words” said the singer who has around 32 million followers on Facebook.