Ariana Grande resumes tour following Manchester attack: 'Thinking of our angels every step of the way'
Ariana Grande is resuming her Dangerous Woman Tour Wednesday night in Paris after taking a break following a bombing outside her May 22 show in Manchester left 22 people dead and 119 injured.
“First show back tonight,” she said on Instagram next to a photo of the Eiffel Tower. “Thinking of our angels every step of the way. I love you with all my heart. Grateful for and incredibly proud of my band, dancers, and entire crew. I love you I love you.”
Two days after the attack, Grande’s team told EW they were suspending the tour “until we can further assess the situation and pay our proper respects to those lost.” “We ask at this time that we all continue to support the city of Manchester and all those families affected by this cowardice and senseless act of violence. Our way of life has once again been threatened but we will overcome this together.”
This past Sunday, Grande returned to the U.K. city to host One Love Manchester, a benefit concert featuring performances by artists like Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Justin Bieber, and Miley Cyrus. There, she thanked the crowd in an emotional speech.
“I want to thank you so much for coming together and being so loving and strong and unified,” she said. “I love you guys so much, and I think that the kind of love and unity that you’re displaying is the medicine that the world really needs right, so I want to thank you for being just that.”
See highlights from the concert here, and see Grande’s Instagram above.