Music fans around the world are experiencing increased security at concerts in the aftermath of the Manchester bombing outside Ariana Grande’s concert last Monday. ‘Blondie’ canceled a concert in London the night after the attack; Manchester band ‘Take That’ canceled their Tuesday night Liverpool gig, while upcoming U.K. shows by Celine Dion, ‘Guns ‘N Roses’ and Phil Collins will go ahead. Fans at shows such as Ed Sheeran’s upcoming Australia gigs may only be able to bring see-through bags into a venue.
Grande, who canceled several U.K. dates out of respect to the victims, will resume her tour in Paris on June 7, but will first return to Manchester as early as next week, for a tribute concert; money raised will go to the victims’ families.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 26, 2017
Noel Gallagher, former lead singer of ‘Oasis’, will hold his own benefit show in Manchester on May 30th,
Grande and others have supported a crowdfunding page set up by a local paper to help the fifty-nine injured and the families of the twenty-two killed in the attack.
British actor Tom Hardy has been helping the Red Cross raise funds
Eminem has urged his fans to follow his lead and donate:
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) May 25, 2017
The sports world is involved as well – football teams Manchester City and Manchester United have pledged a very large sum:
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 25, 2017
Meanwhile, arrests continue; police have now taken fifteen people into custody: