Take That Concerts at Manchester Arena Postponed Following Attack

Take That perform on The Graham Norton Show at The London Studios.
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Take That perform on The Graham Norton Show at The London Studios on April 6, 2017.

Next week's Kiss show is still on, according to officials.

Take That's upcoming three-night stand at the scene of Monday's deadly attack in Manchester has been postponed until further notice. The legendary boy band had been scheduled to play the Manchester Arena on May 25-27. In a statement, arena officials cited the ongoing police investigation into the explosion that killed scores of young concert goers.

Officials said that no further cancelations were planned and that they were working with the police as well as promoters on upcoming concerts, beginning with May 30 headliner Kiss. "Manchester I am praying for you," wrote Kiss singer/guitarist Paul Stanley on Twitter. "God bless you and take care of each other now."

Managed by SMG, Manchester Arena is one of the busiest arenas in the world and the second highest-grossing venue in the U.K. Aside from Kiss, other A-list concerts on the schedule include Celine Dion (June 25) and Lady Gaga (Oct. 17).

The 22-year-old arena was rocked by an explosion Monday night outside of a packed Ariana Grande concert, claiming at least 22 lives and injuring more than 50. Law enforcement officials have identified the suspected bomber as Salman Abedi, a British-born man of Libyan descent.


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