Ariana Grande Opens Up About Touring After Manchester Bombing: “Calling It Off Was Not An Option”
The singer explains how her concerts have a whole new meaning now.
When Ariana Grande was faced with the impossible decision of whether to continue her tour after the Manchester bombing, she realised there was really only one option.
Opening up in an emotional new interview with Coveteur, the singer explains how her concerts became ‘more than just a show’ for her and her team.
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“I don’t think I’ve been through anything as traumatic as [what] we’ve been through,” Ariana told the mag.
“Calling it off and going home was not an option,” Ariana added. “The message of the show was too important. For the crew and everyone involved, it’s become more than just a show for us. We are really grateful to be here and really grateful for this show.”
The attack killed 22 people in May, some of who were young children attending the concert, shortly after Ari’s had ended.
But despite the horrific events, the singer returned the following month to put on the One Love Manchester concert to raise money for those affected and to share her strength with the world.
Her statement at the time read: "We will never be able to understand why events like this take place because it is not in our nature, which is why we shouldn't recoil. We will not quit or operate in fear. We won't let this divide us. We won't let hate win."