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Manchester Bombing: Artists React to Tragedy at Ariana Grande Concert

Mariah Carey, Beach Boys, Drake and more share past fears of terrorist attacks at concerts and send condolences to victims, families and Grande

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Musicians scheduled to perform in Manchester like Mariah Carey, the Beach Boys and Paul McCartney send condolences to Manchester terrorist attack victims.

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On Monday evening, at least 22 attendees at Ariana Grande‘s Manchester Arena concert died following a bombing at the venue. Around 60 more people have been reported injured, with many of the victims teenaged (or younger) fans of the 23-year-old singer. 

Similar to the response to the attacks at the Bataclan in Paris during an Eagles of Death Metal concert in 2015, the concert-set act of terrorism has shaken up the music world. Many artists (including Harry Styles, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and others) have shared their memories of playing at the UK venue, expressing concern for fans, similar fears they’ve had playing large venues and sending condolences to families, victims and the pop star herself.

Mariah Carey:

The Beach Boys:

#manchester #mikelove #scarborough #scarboroughopenairtheatre #thebeachboys #beachboys

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Paul McCartney: 

Harry Styles:

Niall Horan:

Louis Tomlinson:

Liam Payne:

Peter Hook:

Liam Gallagher:


Little Mix:

Fifth Harmony:


Johnny Marr:

Missy Elliott:

Miley Cyrus:


Taylor Swift:

Katy Perry:

Justin Timberlake:

Sheryl Crow:


Nicki Minaj:

Justin Bieber:

Selena Gomez:

Jennifer Lopez:

Billie Joe Armstrong:

I’m shocked and so sad about this horrific tragedy. my heart and soul go out to everyone effected.. especially the city of Manchester.

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Celine Dion:

#Manchester #PrayForManchester?

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#Manchester #PrayForManchester?

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Mark Ronson:

Nile Rodgers:

Tegan and Sara:

Sam Smith:


Ellie Goulding:

Tove Lo:

Bruno Mars:

Kylie Minogue:

Lin-Manuel Miranda:

Tori Kelly:

praying for the hurting families in manchester? i’m so heartbroken.

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Christina Aguilera:

Jared Leto:


Kiss’ Paul Stanley:

Kings of Leon’s Jared Followill:

Kings of Leon’s Nathan Followill:

Victoria Beckham:

Watch The 1975’s Matt Healy speak about the Manchester attack on stage.


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