Ariana Grande to hold benefit concert for Manchester bomb victims

CCTV image of Salman Abedi in an unknown location on the night of the attack he carried out on Manchester Arena

She asks that people's response to violence be to "to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before". Grande shared a moving note about the Manchester bombing in which she grieves for all affected by this unspeakable tragedy, honors her fans, and shares her plan to host a benefit event.

In her Instagram posting, she said that her "Dangerous Woman" concert tour was meant to be a "space for my fans, a place for them to escape, to celebrate, to heal, to feel safe and to be themselves".

She did not announce a date for the concert.

"[The victims] will be on my mind and in my heart everyday and I will think of them with everything I do for the rest of my life", she concluded.

As CBS2's Dick Brennan reported, Grande posted a statement on Twitter Friday.

A statement released by singer Ariana Grande on Friday expresses grief for the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing earlier this week, which killed almost two dozen people and injured dozens more.

She said that she viewed her concerts as places for her fans "to escape, to celebrate, to heal, to feel safe and to be themselves". "We won't let this divide us".

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"This will not change that", she adds.

"Music is something that everyone on Earth can share".

Grande retreated to her hometown of Boca Raton, Florida, in the days after the attack.

"We will not quit or operate in fear".

Grande canceled two weeks of concerts, including two shows in London, after the attacks.

Ariana Grande performs onstage during her "Dangerous Woman" tour at Madison Square Garden on February 23, 2017 in New York City. She flew home on Tuesday after releasing a brief message saying she felt "broken".

Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, a Manchester native, said on Friday he would donate the proceeds of his show next Tuesday in the city to a fund supporting victims and their families.



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