Ariana Grande will return to Manchester to stage a benefit concert for the victims of last week's terrorist attack, she has said in a statement.
Ariana Grande postponed part of the European leg of her 'Dangerous Woman' tour but intends to return to the city. 'We won't let this divide us. We won't let hate win," the statement read. "I don't want to go the rest of the year without being able to see and hold and uplift my fans the way they continue to uplift me. Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before.
"I'll be returning to the incredibly brave city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honor of and to raise money for the victims and their families. I want to thank my fellow musicians and friends for reaching out to be part of our expression of love for Manchester. I will have details to share with you as soon as everything is confirmed."
Her mother Joan, who was also in Manchester at the time of the attack, also honoured the victims with a short statement yesterday, which was Memorial Day in the US:
— Joan Grande (@joangrande) May 29, 2017