Ariana Grande Resumes Tour June 7

Days after the tragedy at her Manchester, England, concert, Ariana Grande has officially put her “Dangerous Woman” tour on hold. Although initial rumored reports said the entire tour was being suspended, the pop star is expected back on stage next month. 

The official word was posted on the social media accounts for 
London’s The O2. Grande was supposed to play the venue May 25-May 26.

Here’s the statement in full: 

“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 O2 shows this week have been cancelled as well as all shows through 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.”

Ariana GrandeJohn DavissonAriana GrandeAmway Center, Orlando, Fla.

Ticketholders are advised to contact the point of purchase for refunds.

The other shows that are called off include Antwerp, Belgium (May 28); Lodz, Poland (May 31 and June 1); Frankfurt, Germany (June 3). 

The “Dangerous Woman” tour returns June 7 with a show at Accorhotels Arena in Paris, followed by gigs in Portugal, Spain and Italy. After that Grande heads to South America in late June and July. 

As of post time Grande has not acknowledged the cancellations on her website or social media accounts. Hours after the explosion on May 22 she responding by posting on social media, “Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words.”

British-born Libyan Salman Abedi was named as the suicide bomber who blew himself up outside Manchester Arena as fans were exiting Grande’s concert, killing 22 people and injuring dozens. 

Blondie canceled its Tuesday concert in London “as a mark of respect for the victims of the terrible attack.” Take That also nixed its Tuesday show in Liverpool and May 25-27 gigs in Manchester “out of respect” for the victims.  

GoFundMe accounts have been set up for the victims, as well as a homeless man named Chris Parker who rushed towards the venue after the explosion to help victims.