NEWS: Bands & musicians speak out regarding Manchester Arena attack!

Off the back of the tragic events that transpired yesterday evening (May 22nd 2017) at the Manchester Arena, which saw a suicide bomber tragically claim 22 lives and injure over 50 others, many bands and musicians from across the music scene – not just ours – have spoken out and shared their thoughts, love, and condolences to all of those affected by the incident.

We originally reported the news earlier today, after developments into the situation at hand became much clearer and more concrete. You can read that report here.

With so many great voices in the scene, sharing their love and support for the city of Manchester and those affected by the horrific and tragic incident, which occurred shortly after 23-year-old pop star Ariana Grande finished her set there that evening, we’ve compiled a bunch of tweets and posts from various bands and musicians, including members of Enter Shikari, Don Broco, Papa Roach, Asking Alexandria, Neck Deep, Issues, Marmozets, Lights, and Of Mice & Men, to name a few.

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

A post shared by Billie Joe Armstrong (@billiejoearmstrong) on

Manchester. UK. My home away from home. When you're hurt, I hurt. I'm with you. WE'RE with you. We always will be.

A post shared by Corey Taylor (@coreytaylor) on

The Manchester Arena, which has previously been named the Manchester Phones 4U Arena and the more commonly known Manchester MEN Arena, is one of the world’s busiest indoor arenas, and hosts the highest seating capacity of any indoor venue in the UK.

According to a 2016 report, it was the fourth highest ticket sales venue in the world and is host to multiple shows each week, having previously hosted some of the biggest names in music, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rammstein, Slipknot, You Me At Six, All Time Low, Muse, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, and many more.

A dedicated emergency number has been established for relatives following the attack. Anyone concerned about loved ones can call 0161 856 9400 or 0161 856 9900.

We here at DEAD PRESS! send our deepest thoughts and condolences to all who have been affected by this tragic incident.

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