Grande’s Auckland show to go ahead despite bomb

Ariana Grande’s New Zealand tour promoter, Live Nation, have confirmed the American singer’s 2 September show at Spark Arena in Auckland has not been cancelled.



At least 22 people were killed – and 59 others injured – by a bomb blast at Grande’s concert in Manchester earlier this week.

“We have not been advised further on any change to Ariana’s scheduled New Zealand concert on 2 September at Spark Arena and don’t wish to alarm her New Zealand fans with speculation around the tour until we receive further word,” the NZ Herald quoted a Live Nation spokesperson as saying.

“We are deeply saddened by this senseless tragedy and our hearts and thoughts are with those impacted by this devastating incident. Nothing further at this time. We’ll update if the Australian and New Zealand dates are impacted.”

Grande’s manager, Scooter Braun, added: “Words cannot express our sorrow for the victims and the families harmed in this senseless attack. We ask all of you to hold the victims, their families and all of those affected in your hears and prayers.”