Ariana Grande Heading Back To Manchester This Weekend For Huge Benefit Concert

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

Ariana Grande announced Tuesday that she is heading back to Manchester, England for the first time since a suicide bomber killed 22 people outside her concert last week.

The event is being billed as a “One Love Manchester” concert taking place this coming Sunday, June 4 at the Emirates Old Trafford.

FILE PHOTO - Ariana Grande performs at Z100's Jingle Ball in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 9, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/Files

FILE PHOTO – Ariana Grande performs at Z100’s Jingle Ball in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 9, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/Files

“Proceeds will benefit the victims and families affected by the Manchester attack on May 22, 2017,” the message on Grande’s account read. (RELATED: Police: 19 Confirmed Dead After Explosion At Ariana Grande Concert In Manchester)

 

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Joining Grande are Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Usher, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Pharrell Williams and Take That, according to The Telegraph.

Grande has offered free tickets to any of the concert goers who were at the show last week where the attack happened.

On Friday, the singer posted a message on her account to her fans that she was coming back to the “incredibly brave city of Manchester,” after postponing her “Dangerous Woman” tour in Europe through June 5.

“We will not quit or operate in fear,” Grande wrote. “We won’t let this divide us. We won’t let hate win. I don’t want to go the rest of the year without being able to see and hold and uplift my fans, the same way they continue to uplift me.”

“I’ll be returning to the incredibly brave city of Manchester  to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honor of and to raise money for the victims and their families,” she added. “I want to thank my fellow musicians and friends for reaching out to be part of our expression of love for Manchester.”

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Grande’s website has been updated to include dates after June 7 for shows in France, Portugal, Spain and Italy. The shows that were previously scheduled for places like London, Belgium, Poland, Germany and Switzerland, however, have no new dates.

Katie Jerkovich

Contributor

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