Ariana Grande Manchester attack: Blondie, the UK show cancel

The suicide attack on the Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester on Monday, has prompted a number of artists to have their music on pause.

Blondie canceled a Tuesday night concert in London “as a mark of respect for the victims of the terrorist attack” that 22 people were killed and more than 50 wounded.

Take That a Manchester pop group, also cancelled their Tuesday night concert in Liverpool, as well as their May 25-27 dates in Manchester “out of respect.”


Despite the tragedy, some musicians are still moving forward with their upcoming European gigs.

Celine Dion’s publicist announced on Tuesday that the singer will honor her upcoming dates in Copenhagen, Stockholm, London and Paris, including a June 25 stop at the Manchester arena.

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.

According to Phil Collins’ manager, the 66-year-old, who is scheduled to play Liverpool Echo Arena on 2 June and then five days in London’s Royal Albert Hall starting June 4, will also the honour of his shows.


The Heavy metal band Iron Maiden will keep the music going in Cardiff on Wednesday. They will also commit to May 27-28 dates in London.

As the shows go on, there are probably more security measures.

In a statement sent to Fox News, the O2 Arena in London, which was Grande the next stop on her “Dangerous Woman” tour, said it was “shocked and deeply saddened” by the tragedy and that “anyone visiting The O2, it should be possible to create additional time for increased security checks.”

The status of the Grande’s world tour, is unclear. TMZ reported Monday night that the 23-year-old pop star, the stock exchanges have been suspended, but a person close to the situation disputed claims.

The person, who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he/she was not allowed to talk openly about the subject, said Grande’s show has not been cancelled or postponed, despite reports claim that changes in her schedule were made.

This person added that Grande and her team are more focused on the victims at the time, not the shows.

A rep for the O2 Arena was vague about whether or not Grande the next show on Thursday would go. Her website continues to be the 25 May show as her next show.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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