Following the tragic events that took place at the Manchester Arena on Monday (May 22nd 2017), which resulted in 22 deaths and 116 injured concertgoers following a show by Ariana Grande at the venue that evening, the scheduled KISS show next week (May 30th 2017) has been cancelled.
The band confirmed the news in a statement posted by all four members collectively via their social media channels. You can read their statement below:
“We are heartbroken by the atrocity committed against the innocent victims of Manchester. We sadly will not to be able to play Manchester Arena on the 30th May. We have always looked forward to these shows and our local fans, but in light of recent events a cancelled rock show seems of such little consequence. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those affected and all the people of Manchester at this difficult time. We are with you and you are in our prayers.”
Ticket holders are entitled to a full refund for the show, which can be provided at the point of purchase. All other dates of the tour are expected to go ahead as scheduled.
Along with the KISS show, the forthcoming WWE NXT event at the venue (June 6th 2017) has also been cancelled. Their statement can be read on the venue’s Facebook page (here).
Take That‘s originally scheduled dates at the Manchester Arena (May 25th, May 26th, May 27th) have been postponed, rescheduled, and combined to fit on one huge show at the city’s Etihad Stadium on June 18th 2017. Ticket holders will be contacted shortly and given the choice to either exchange their ticket for the rescheduled date, or receive a full refund.
For more information surrounding forthcoming events at the Manchester Arena following the recent tragic events, please refer to the venue’s official website (here).