Broken Social Scene Manchester Blast, Correction

By on May 23, 2017


Canadian indie rock band Broken Social Scene has played the first show of their European tour in Manchester. (Photo: Broken Social Scene/Facebook)
Canadian indie rock band Broken Social Scene has played the first show of their European tour in Manchester. (Photo: Broken Social Scene/Facebook)

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom—Canadian indie rock band Broken Social Scene has played the first show of their European tour in Manchester.

The performance comes a day after a suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in the British city killed 22 people and wounded dozens more.

The Toronto band headlined at Albert Hall on Tuesday night, which is a little more than two kilometres south of where the terrorist attack took place at the Manchester Arena.

Before the show began, the venue posted an update on its website saying it would continue its programming for the week, and management was in regular communication with police to enhance security.

Broken Social Scene shared a message on social media ahead of the show saying: “Tonight, we play for the hearts of Manchester.”

English musician Johnny Marr joined them onstage at one point to sing “Anthems For A Seventeen Year-Old Girl.”