Frontman Rou Reynolds applauds 'outpouring of love and compassion' following aftermath of attack
Monday night saw 22 people killed and around 59 injured after an Ariana Grande show at Manchester Arena, when a lone bomber caused an explosion in the foyer of the venue. In what has been condemned as an ‘evil atrocity’, many of those hurt and killed are said to be children and teenagers. The assailant, since named as 22-year-old Salman Ramadan Abedi, a Mancunian of Libyan descent, died on the scene.
The band played Dublin’s Academy venue last night (May 23), with frontman Rou Reynolds applauding the “outpouring of love and compassion” shown during the aftermath of the attack.
They went on to cover Oasis’ ‘Half The World Away’. Watch fan-shot footage of that performance below.
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The band play the following live dates during May and November:
Wed May 24 2017 – BELFAST Limelight
Thu May 25 2017 – GLASGOW Barrowland
Sat May 27 2017 – BIRMINGHAM NEC
Sun May 28 2017 – LEEDS Millennium Square
Mon May 29 2017 – HATFIELD Forum
Thu November 16 2017 – LIVERPOOL Arena
Fri November 17 2017 – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Sat November 18 2017 – NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
Sun November 19 2017 – NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena
Tue November 21 2017 – MANCHESTER Victoria Warehouse
Wed November 22 2017 – BRIGHTON Centre
Fri November 24 2017 – BIRMINGHAM Barclaycard Arena
Sat November 25 2017 – LONDON Alexandra Palace