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.
Let people enjoy music!! Makes me sick hearing about the Ariana concert!
— Moscato Michael (@therettes) May 22, 2017
People shouldn't have to fear for their lives when attending a concert! It should be a release from stress and a time of fellowship!
— Moscato Michael (@therettes) May 23, 2017
A message from Andy… pic.twitter.com/rjub9pKWxF
— Crown The Empire (@CrownTheEmpire) May 23, 2017
Thoughts and love are with you Manchester xx
— C R E E P E R (@creepercultuk) May 23, 2017
My thoughts are solely on Manchester and all of the families involved. Heart breaking
— Daniel Winter-Bates (@DanBuryTomorrow) May 23, 2017
Stay safe Manchester ?
— Jack Bottomley (@JackMarmozets) May 23, 2017
No words at all ?
— Sean Long (@SeanWSS) May 22, 2017
Words can not describe how I feel right now.
— Sam Macintyre (@SamMarmozets) May 23, 2017
our world is hurting today, all of our love to manchester & those who are feeling it.
— Emarosa (@Emarosa) May 23, 2017
Wow, our hearts go out to everyone affected by the explosion in Manchester.
— Papa Roach (@paparoach) May 23, 2017
Love and condolences going out to everyone affected by last nights events in Manchester
— Ben Barlow (@ben_barlyo) May 23, 2017
Extremely sad to see such a great city that I know and love, in such turmoil. Spare a moment to think about those who lost their lives today
— Ben Barlow (@ben_barlyo) May 23, 2017
— ENTER SHIKARI (@ENTERSHIKARI) May 23, 2017
Music for so many of us has been synonymous with safety–so so heart broken at the news coming from Manchester. All my love to you ❤️
— Lights (@lights) May 23, 2017
Feeling heavy for Manchester ? honestly speechless.
— Jack Barakat (@JackAllTimeLow) May 23, 2017
All my love to Manchester.
— Alexander William (@AlexAllTimeLow) May 23, 2017
Sending our love & support to those affected by this tragedy in Manchester❤️
— Of Mice & Men (@OMandM) May 23, 2017
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) May 22, 2017
Thoughts are with Manchester right now. Hope everyone is staying safe ❤️.
— Miles Gill (@milesgill) May 22, 2017
When you go to a concert, know your exits, have a plan and please have your cellphone charged. Safety is of utmost important for our fans.
— Lou Miceli Jr (@LouMiceliJr) May 22, 2017
— Oliver Sykes (@olobersyko) May 23, 2017
Sending all my love to those who died or were injured in Manchester tonight ?❤️
— Vic Fuentes (@piercethevic) May 23, 2017
Manchester sending you all the love in the world right now❤️
— Samuel David Carter (@samarchitects) May 22, 2017
Seriously devastated about what happened at the Ariana Grande show! What is happening in the world?!?
— Levi Benton (@levibenton) May 23, 2017
Omg prayers immediately going out to the U.K.! @ArianaGrande so glad you are safe, my heart is shattering for the fans and their families.
— Tyler Carter (@TylerCarter4L) May 22, 2017
The tragedy at the Ariana concert is devastating to hear about…. Live music is supposed to be a way to ESCAPE the bullshit in the world ?
— LORD SLiME (@FRONZ1LLA) May 23, 2017
heartbreaking that some of these kids will now have the experience of live music – one usually of unity, euphoria, love – tainted by horror
— Rou Reyno (@RouReynolds) May 23, 2017
— Andy Biersack (@andyblack) May 23, 2017
All our thoughts are with anyone affected by last nights events in Manchester. Just Awful.
— DON BROCO (@DONBROCO) May 23, 2017
I'm deeply saddened by what's just happened back at home. My thoughts are with everyone affected by the tragedy in Manchester ?
— Ben Bruce (@benjaminbruce) May 23, 2017
So terrifying. Love to Manchester.
— Tay Jardine (@SAINTEsays) May 22, 2017
Last night was nothing more than a sickening act of cowardice, MUISIC IS NOT AN AVENUE FOR DEATH AND VIOLENCE
— A J Woodford (@WoodyPolar) May 23, 2017
Sending all my love to the people of Manchester. It's beyond me. Totally stunned and saddened by the events of last night.
— Josh Franceschi (@joshmeatsix) May 23, 2017
Sending thoughts and prayers to everyone in Manchester.
— Mark Hoppus (@markhoppus) May 23, 2017
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.