These Artists Cancel Shows In The U.K. After Manchester Bombing
The suicide bombing at Ariana Grande’s concert Monday night in Manchester, England has rocked the music world, leaving some to cancel upcoming shows in the United Kingdom.
The band Blondie announced it would not be putting on a concert Tuesday night in London, not out of security concerns, but out of “respect” for the 22 people killed and dozens of others injured in the terrorist attack outside the Manchester Arena. (RELATED: Police: 19 Confirmed Dead After Explosion At Ariana Grande Concert In Manchester)
“Out of respect for the victims of the terrible attack at the Manchester Arena last night, we will not go ahead with the performance scheduled for this evening at the Round Chapel in Hackney, London,” a message posted on the band’s Facebook read. “We are working to reschedule the event, and we will communicate details as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.”
The post has since been removed.
The band Take That canceled a show in Liverpool Tuesday night.
“Out of respect to all of the people and their families that were affected by the horrific incident last night at The Manchester Arena, we have decided to postpone our show tonight in Liverpool,” a statement from the band read. “Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
The group was also scheduled to perform this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Manchester Arena. No word yet on the status of when those shows will take place.
According to Ariana Grande’s website, she is still scheduled to perform Thursday in London at the O2 arena, despite mixed reports about whether or not she has suspended her world tour.
Page Six reports that Phil Collins, Guns N’ Roses, and Iron Maiden have made no plans to cancel their European scheduled shows this summer in light of the bombing.