Take That paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester terror attack at their latest concert, donating all proceeds to the I Love Manchester Emergency Fund. The British band performed at Liverpool's ECHO Arena on Friday night (26 May) having postponed the show following the tragic attack which saw a suicide bomb kill 22 people and inure scores more after an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. “We should have been playing Manchester tonight, as you all know,” Mirror Online reports frontman Gary Barlow as saying.
The 76-year-old singer sued the BBC and South Yorkshire Police following reports naming him as a suspected sex offender.
Grande announced her intentions in an uplifting letter posted online that called on her fans to have courage following the attacks, and expressed a deep sense of sorrow for those lost and the families who are mourning their loved ones following the "heinous" attack. In the letter, Grande said that the spirit of music and her fans runs contrary to the intentions and hatred that would have motivated someone to initiate the attack outside of her concert in Manchester earlier this week. Soon after tweeting the letter, she sent out a link to a local fundraiser established by the Manchester Evening News.
Ariana Grande has penned a heartfelt letter to her fans urging bravery and compassion just days after the tragic attack in Manchester that left 22 people dead and scores more injured. In the letter, Grande painted a picture of her fans as a resilient network of diverse people with diametrically opposed values to those of the type of individual who would strap a bomb to their chests and attack an innocent crowd. Music, she wrote, is a great unifying force in the world, and terrorist attacks and hate shouldn't stop the joy that it brings to people.