May 30, 2017
Ariana Grande will be among the star performers at her One Love Manchester concert, set to take place June 4 2017 at Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester, England. Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Phatrell Williams, Niall Horan of One Direction , Miley Cyrus and Take That. Proceeds from the show will go to the Red Cross’ Manchester fund, to benefit victims and their families of the suicide bombing that killed 22 people and injured about 59 people after Grande’s Manchester Arena concert on May 22, 2017. Tickets go on sale on June 1, 2017 via Ticketmaster. Those who were at Grande’s May 22 concert will be given free admission. TV viewers in the U.S. can watch the show on Freeform at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. ABC will show highlights of the concert at midnight Eastern Time. BBC will have a live telecast of the concert in the U.K.
Grande posted this statement on her official Internet accounts: “My heart, prayers and condolences are with the victims of the Manchester attack and their loved ones. There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better. However, I extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours, should you want or need my help in any way.
“We will not quit or operate in fear. We won’t let this divide us. We won’t let hate win … Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before.”
Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old resident of Manchester, is reported to have been the suicide bomber. Several of his associates have been arrested in relation to the mass murder.
The remaining dates of Grande’s tour have been postponed or cancelled until further notice.
May 31, 2017 UPDATE: Black Eyed Peas have been added to the concert lineup. In order to accommodate the One Love Manchester concert, British TV network ITV has moved two TV shows on its schedule: the season finale of “Britain’s Got Talent” will now be held June 3, 2017, while the British Soap Opera Awards has moved from June 3 to on June 6, 2017.