Ariana Grande plans special Manchester concert for 2019 tour

"We are planning a special show"

Ariana Grande has revealed that she is planning a special concert in Manchester as part of a 2019 tour.

The ‘thank u, next’ singer will return to the city two years after 22 people died in a terrorist bomb attack at her Manchester Arena concert.

The singer wrote in an Instagram post: “Manchester is not on this initial list because we are planning a special show.

“We need a bit more time getting things together before we can announce that date but we are of course coming and we love you.”

Screenshot of message from Ariana Grande

Grande has not confirmed the date nor the venue. She announced the plans after sharing details about upcoming dates in London, Glasgow, Birmingham and Sheffield in August and September 2019.

It’s also not known how the concert will differ from the rest of the tour shows. Two weeks after the Manchester Arena atrocity in May 2017, Grande hosted a benefit concert in memory of the victims, which saw Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Liam Gallagher, and more play Manchester’s Old Trafford cricket stadium.

In other news, earlier this week Grande released the follow-up to ‘thank u, next’ with ‘Imagine’.

Ariana Grande european tour dates 2019

The pop star will head to Europe in August

Check out the full dates for her upcoming 2019 tour below:

August
17 – The O2 Arena – London
23 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, Netherlands
27 – AccorHotels Arena – Paris, France
30 – Sportpaleis Antwerpen – Antwerpen, Belgium

September
1 – Lanxess Arena, Köln, Germany
3 – Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
5 – Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany
8 – O2 arena, Czech Republic
9 – Tauron Arena, Kraków, Poland
14 – Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
17 –The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, United Kingdom
19 – FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield, United Kingdom
22 – 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland

October
1 – Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
3 – Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway
5 – Hartwall Arena, HKI, Finland
7 – Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden
10 – Mercedes-Benz-Arena, Berlin, Germany
13 – Hallenstadion, Zürich, Switzerland