Ariana Grande will return to Manchester to visit her fans and perform a benefit concert to raise funds for victims and families of those affected by this week’s terror attack, the singer announced Friday on social media.
“Our response to this violence must be to come together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before,” she said in a long letter.
Grande said more details of the benefit concert will be revealed once dates and details are confirmed.
Twenty-two people were killed and 119 were injured after a suicide attacker set off a home-made bomb in England’s Manchester Arena, in an attack that British Prime Minister Theresa May called “appalling” and “sickening.”
Liam Gallagher, frontman of British band Oasis, formed in Manchester in 1991, has also pledged that he will donate the proceeds from his concert at the O2 arena next week to a Red Cross fund set up to help the families of the victims from Monday’s bombing.
During a vigil for the victims earlier this week, a woman began singing the band’s “Don’t Look Back in Anger,” prompting the crowd to spontaneously join in, and the moment went viral.
“We will continue to honor the ones we lost, their loved ones, my fans and all affected by this tragedy,” Grande concluded her letter. “They will be on my mind and in my heart everyday and I will think of them with everything I do for the rest of my life.”
Read her full letter below.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 26, 2017