Monday 24 July 2017

Take That call off tour date in response to Manchester terror attack

Gary Barlow
Gary Barlow
Take That - Wonderland

Sasha Brady

Take That have cancelled their Tuesday concert in Liverpool, in the wake of the Manchester terror attack.

The band announced they won't play their gig at the Liverpool Echo Arena out of respect for the victims of the terror attack on the Manchester Arena on Monday night.

A statement read: "Out of respect to all of the people and their families that were affected by the horrific incident last night at The Manchester Arena, we have decided to postpone our show tonight in Liverpool. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all."

The band played the Liverpool Echo last night and were due to return to the venue this evening as part of their Wonderland tour.

Take That - Wonderland
Take That - Wonderland

Take That were also booked to perform in their home town at the Manchester Arena later this week but the venue is reportedly closed for the foreseeable future and it is expected that those gigs will likely be cancelled.

The English group brought their Wonderland tour to Dublin's 3Arena on May 15.

This morning, Ariana Grande announced that she has postponed the rest of her European tour after 22 people were killed and 59 injured after after a lone male attacker carrying an improved device caused an explosion in the foyer of the venue at 10.40pm.

The singer took to Twitter in the early hours of Tuesday morning to express her sorrow over the attack, writing "Broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words."

Grande had recently brought her Dangerous Woman tour to Dublin with a sold-out show in Dublin's 3Arena on Saturday, May 21.

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