Monday 23 July 2018

Ariana Grande debuts first track since terror attack at surprise Coachella performance

The 24-year-old performed No Tears Left To Cry at the California festival.

Ariana Grande has dropped her new track No Tears Left to Cry (Dave Hogan/One Love Manchester)
Ariana Grande has dropped her new track No Tears Left to Cry (Dave Hogan/One Love Manchester)

By Sam Blewett, Press Association Los Angeles Correspondent

Ariana Grande made a surprise appearance at Coachella to debut her first track since the terror attack at her Manchester Arena show.

The singer, 24, performed No Tears Left To Cry at the California festival on Friday night.

The song comes less than a year after a suicide bomber killed 22 concertgoers when he detonated a device in the foyer of the venue in Manchester.

Fans celebrated the singer’s performance, which they reported came during a set by DJ Kygo.

Grande’s manager, Scooter Braun, fermented speculation ahead of the unannounced performance on social media with a cryptic tweet to the singer.

The US performer dropped the track in the early hours of Friday with a video directed by Dave Meyers.

At the end of the video, a bee can be seen flying off screen in an allusion to Manchester’s symbol of the worker bee.

The former Nickelodeon star halted her Dangerous Woman tour after the bombing, before returning for the One Love Manchester benefit concert.

Scores were also injured when Salman Abedi detonated the home-made device in the May 2017 attack.

Press Association

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