Ariana Grande Is Planning a ‘Special’ Manchester Show, Announces European Tour Dates
Ariana Grande finally added European shows to her Sweetener World Tour! Grande announced the European dates for the tour on her Instagram Story Friday afternoon (December 14).
The 19-date European leg kicks off August 17 in London, hits the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, and wraps up on October 13 in Zurich, Switzerland. More details on her site.
The news doesn't end there. After the Story post listing the new tour dates, another post reveals Ariana is planning something special for one additional show. "Manchester is not on this initial list because we are planning a special show," the post reads. "We need a bit more time getting things together before we can announce that date but we are of course, coming and we love you."
It only makes sense that Ariana wants to plan a "special show" for Manchester. It was right after Ariana's Dangerous Woman Tour stop at the Manchester Arena in May 2017, that a terrorist bombing killed 22 fans.
Weeks later in earl June 2017, Ariana returned to Manchester for the One Love Manchester benefit concert, which she helped organize and performed at. A handful of other big names in music, like Miley Cyrus and Pharrell, also performed. The show was set up to show support and raise money for the victims and their families.
Earlier this week, on Monday (Dec. 10) the pop star announced she's adding dates to the American leg of the tour, due to popular demand. Ariana first announced the North American shows for the Sweetener Tour back in October, promising international dates would come – And now they have!
We're sure the fans in Europe are happy to know the show is heading across the pond late next summer and into fall. We can't wait to see what Ariana and her crew have up their sleeves for the Manchester show.