Ariana Grande pulls off a flawless show in Manchester

Ariana Grande and the stars she corralled took the stage for her One Love concert in Manchester … and they left quite an impact on the city after a horrific terror attack.

Ariana performed throughout the 3 hour benefit concert with the likes of Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Black Eyed Peas and a number of other acts and guest appearances that filled the Old Trafford Cricket Ground arena with music and good vibes.

Some highlights included Ariana’s manager, Scooter Braun, having an emotional moment onstage while introducing Ariana mid-set; Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry paying tribute to the Manchester victims; Mac Miller joining Ariana onstage; Bieber’s unifying words; Coldplay blowing away the crowd with an epic performance; Liam Gallagher from Oasis crashing the show; and, of course, Ariana singing an emotional “Over the Rainbow” cover to close things out.

The event comes just a day shy of 2 weeks since the bombing after her show in Manchester killed 22 people … and 1 day after a second terror attack in London that killed 7 and injured at least 48.

As we reported … the show sold out in 6 minutes and security measures were tightened up in anticipation. Guests of her original concert in Manchester were allowed to see Ariana again for free.

Seems like everything went off without a hitch. They raised more than $275,000 by the end of the show.

 

 

-TMZ

Justin Beiber ditches Manchester show over unreciprocated respect

Justin Bieber walked off stage during his final concert of three in Manchester on Sunday night, apparently as a protest against fans’ incessant screaming.

The 22-year-old stopped performing and left the stage after asking fans not to scream and dropping his microphone around 10pm on Sunday, according to social media updates from people attending the show.

He came back out shortly after and explained that he didn’t feel respected by the fans:


“So the reason why I got upset is because I travelled across the whole world to come here and I dedicated my life to this. I dedicated my life to performing, I dedicate my life to bringing big smiles to people’s faces, and I feel like people just aren’t giving me the same respect back, and courtesy. That’s all. ” ~Justin


Bieber went on to explain that “I just thought I could have a moment to say something. I can cut [it] if you want. I’m trying to engage but if you guys don’t want to, I’ll play the music.”

Bieber has long inspired frenzy from his fans: there are two feature-length documentaries dedicated to the teen YouTube star’s phenomenal rise and popularity with young girls.

However, this has not been the first time he’s been phased by crowd reaction during his Purpose tour. On Thursday, when he also played at Manchester Arena, he asked fans to “try and stay as quiet as possible”.

He said: “You can scream as much as you want afterwards but while I’m singing try and stay quiet.”

 

 

 

 

-Telegraph