At least 22 people were killed in a terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England on Monday night. The crowd was mostly made up of young people seeing Grande for the first time.
Terrorism is particularly heart breaking when they mix it with music. Music is the escape that most fans need from the everyday life. The good that music brings is useful to remember on a day like today.
Reactions from the music world have begun to pour in.
Singer Ariana Grande had just performed her last song, “Dangerous Woman,” to delighted fans, and the lights had just come on when a strong blast went off in the arena.
Grande is expressing her remorse following the incident.
“Broken,” the singer tweeted, hours after the news broke of the incident. “From the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.”
Broken hearted for the families tonight. Broken hearted for Ari. Broken hearted for the state of this world. 😔
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) May 23, 2017
My heart is with you Manchester, sending ❤️
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) May 23, 2017
the community we all create together thru music should be completely devoid of fear. our hearts go out to Ariana Grande & crew & the fans.
— paramore (@paramore) May 23, 2017
The Rolling Stones are deeply shocked to hear of the appalling events in Manchester & send condolences to everyone affected by this tragedy.
— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) May 23, 2017
Thoughts to everyone in Manchester….. just horrifying 😩.
— Zedd (@Zedd) May 23, 2017
ISIS has reportedly taken responsibility for the explosion. Huffington Post, CNN, and other large media outlets are reporting a lone suicide bomber is responsible for the attack. Police in Manchester have also arrested a suspect in connection with the bombing.
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) May 23, 2017