The former One Direction member played Manchester Arena earlier this week
Harry Styles paid emotional tribute to the victims of last year’s Manchester Arena terror attack as he played the venue on Monday night (April 9).
The singer – who grew up in nearby Cheshire – played in the city as part of his ongoing world tour. He addressed the tragedy during his concert, playing a song in tribute to the 22 people killed as they left Ariana Grande’s show last year.
“The next song we’re going to play I wrote it a couple of years ago and it’s always meant a lot to me,” he said onstage. “But tonight I thin’k it means so much more than it ever has before being in this room. I thank you so much for being with me here tonight.”
“I grew up coming to my first concerts in this room,” Harry Styles added. “I love this room. And I thank you for spending some time with us.”
The former One Direction member then performed ballad ‘Just a Little Bit Of Your Heart’, revealing that he wrote it for Ariana Grande. “I gave it to a singer called Ariana Grande,” he told the audience. “She sang it a few times and now we’re gonna do our version for you. If you can find some way to join in please do so. I stand with you Manchester.”
Previously, Harry Styles debuted a brand new song called ‘Anna’ live, mashing it up with snippets of George Michael’s classic ‘Faith’. He also aired another newbie called ‘Medicine’ – a song which appears to address his sexuality for the first time.