'As of right now, the tour is not canceled,' a source tells EW
Ariana Grande’s team is currently assessing whether or not to continue her Dangerous Woman Tour following an attack at her Manchester Arena show Monday night that left 22 dead, but, “as of right now, the tour is not canceled,” a source close to the situation tells EW.
“Right now, the focus is on the victims and grieving for them. We’re not focused on the tour,” the source adds. The source also clarified that Grande herself is physically “fine,” though “she’s just absolutely beside herself.”
According to the Associated Press, 22 people were killed in the attack, which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for, and dozens were injured. The bombing took place took place outside the concert venue following the show.
“Broken,” Grande tweeted late Monday night. “From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words.”
Grande is slated to perform at London’s O2 arena on Thursday and Friday, and the venue posted a tweet Tuesday confirming that they do not yet have an update as to whether or not the star’s performances would happen as planned.
“We want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding today,” it reads. “We appreciate that you may be waiting for an update as to whether the show will go ahead on Thursday and Friday at The O2. We are in regular contact with the promoters of Ariana Grande’s tour and promise that as soon as we have information we will share it with you.”
With reporting by Kevin O’Donnell