The show must go on.
That is what a lot of artists like Katy Perry and Celine Dion, have to say about their planned tour dates in the uk after a bombing raid on a Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, 22 dead and more than 100 wounded.
Katy Perry, Lorde and other musicians have confirmed that they are still performing at BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend festival, this weekend in Hull, England.
He also will hold on to her upcoming scheduled shows in Copenhagen, Stockholm, London and Paris, including a June 25 stop at the Manchester Arena, her publisher said.
Shawn Mendes, who is scheduled to play in Paris on Wednesday, said his show will go.
“I hope that I speak for every artist to say that we will not stop spreading positivity and love through music, regardless of the situation,” he wrote on Twitter. “Concerts are events that people should never be afraid to live.”
A representative for Guns N’ Roses, currently on tour with upcoming stops in Dublin, Lisbon, Madrid, Zurich, Munich, Paris and London, said the rock band was not making any changes.
The manager of Phil Collins, is scheduled to play Liverpool Echo Arena on 2 June and then five days in London’s Royal Albert Hall starting June 4, said that the shows would go. The Heavy metal band Iron Maiden will also perform as planned in Cardiff on Wednesday, and dedicated May 27-28 dates in London.
Country singer Brent Cobb run at Manchester the Deaf Institute on Tuesday night, just two miles away from the Manchester Arena, saying: “[We] refuse to let terrorism win.”
John you will make echoed Cobb’s words, that he was less than a mile away from the bombing when it happened. He shared on Instagram that his show with The Beach Boys in Scarborough will go on as scheduled Wednesday night.
The attack has left the music world is shaken and some artists cancelled their upcoming performances. Grande cancelled her tour stops through June 5.
Blondie canceled a Tuesday night concert in London “as a mark of respect for the victims of the horrific attack” at the Manchester Arena. Lead singer Debbie Harry tweeted that the Round Chapel date will be shifted.
Take That, founded in Manchester, also cancelled their Tuesday night concert in Liverpool and May 25-27 dates in Manchester “out of respect” for the victims of the attack in which 22 people were killed.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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