LOS ANGELES— Singer Ariana Grande is all set to return to Manchester for a benefit concert this weekend after the deadly attack at her Monday gig in the British city claimed the lives of 22 people, including children.
In a lengthy post on Twitter yesterday, the 23-year-old pop diva said she planned to return to the city to spend time with her fans and to “have a benefit concert in honor of and to raise money for the victims and their family.”
According to TMZ, the “Side to Side” hitmaker will headline a huge concert in one of the four big arenas in the city, but not the Manchester Arena, where the attack happened.
Grande and her manager, Scooter Braun, are reaching out to some of the biggest names in music and are in the process of booking them. The singer has invited performers who are friends of hers to participate.
Soon after tweeting the note yesterday, she had shared a link of a local fundraiser established by the Manchester Evening News, which read “Donate to support families of those killed and injured in the Manchester Arena attack”.