Following the terror attack at Ariana Grande’s concert in a London stadium last month, concerts by band Radiohead and singer Celine Dion have been rearranged. The band were due to play two dates at the venue on July 4 and 5, but will now play a single night at Old Trafford cricket ground on July 4 instead, fresh reports suggest. Extra tickets for the Old Trafford show will go on sale on Saturday. A statement from the promoter said: "The group apologise to fans for any inconvenience." Dion's shows on June 25 and August 1 have been postponed.
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Key 103 Live and PAW Patrol Live! in June, July and August have all been cancelled. No reopening date has been announced.The next events in the diary are Linkin Park on July 7 and Blink-182 on July 14. The arena's spokesperson has not commented on the status of those shows.
Twenty- two people died in the bombing at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at the arena on May 22. In a statement, the arena said the latest shows had been put off "following last month's tragic incident and the subsequent temporary closure of the main area outside the venue".
Train service was suspended at Manchester's Victoria Station, which is next door to the stadium, and all transport lines were reportedly cut by the authorities after the incident. Manchester Arena, formerly known as the MEN Arena, is the biggest indoor venue in the city with a capacity of around 18,000 for concerts.
(With IANS Inputs)