Ariana Grande has officially canceled the remaining dates of her European tour. The decision follows the horrific terrorist at Manchester Arena on Monday evening.
If terrorists aim to terrorize, they’ve now succeeded with Ariana Grande. The singer has understandably decided to cancel the remaining dates of her European tour, choosing instead to return to the relative safety of the United States.
On Wednesday, Grande’s management confirmed the cancelation of all dates through June 5th. Details on refunds or possible rescheduled dates remain forthcoming.
In the meantime, Ariana Grande’s management has offered the following statement:
“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.”
The announcement confirms the obvious. On Tuesday, Grande was photographed landing in Florida and greeting her boyfriend, Mac Miller. The singer is currently residing in Boca Raton with her mother.
Accordingly, fans are expressing a mix of disappointment and understanding.
On Monday evening, an Islamic extremist suicide bomber self-detonated after Grande concluded her show. The death count now stands at 22, with more than 60 sustaining serious injuries.
Meanwhile, Manchester authorities have identified the bomber. But investigations suggest a broader network involved, opening the possibility of future attacks. So far, the Grande attack is thankfully the only attack executed.
The brutal bombing placed a shaken Ariana Grande in an extremely difficult position. Continuing the tour would represent defiance against an act of pure cowardice, and send a message to terrorists. But it also meant potentially endangering new fans, or soldiering through PTSD or other post-trauma conditions. Which may have simply been impossible from a human standpoint.
The blanket cancelation includes a pair of dates slated for Thursday in London, specifically at the high-profile O2 Arena. Additionally, dates in Belgium, Poland, Germany, and Switzerland have also been nixed.
Here’s a complete list of canceled dates.
London, United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom