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Ariana Grande Live Debuts 'No Tears Left To Cry' in Surprise Coachella Appearance: Watch

After Ariana's surprise, Kygo also honored Avicii with a set-closing tribute.

Hardly 24 hours have passed since Ariana Grande made her much-anticipated return with new single "No Tears Left To Cry." Now, the pop star is celebrating in the best way: a surprise performance during the first night of Coachella weekend two.

Rumors started spreading that Grande would be performing when her manager Scooter Braun dropped two hints on Twitter: "Hey Ariana Grande ... what are you up to tonight?" he asked, before telling his followers he was on his way to the Coachella stage. 

Soon after, fans started sharing photos of Grande (with lavender-colored hair) and her boyfriend Mac Miller in a helicopter, likely en route. 

Finally, the speculation was over when Grande took to the stage during Kygo's set to treat fans to a powerful live debut of her new single. 


Hours before Kygo took the stage, the DJ posted a photo on Instagram in memory of his friend and inspiration, Avicii, who tragically passed away on April 20 at age 28.

He fittingly closed out his set by honoring the dance pioneer with a performance of Avicii's "Without You" and a heartfelt sendoff: "We'll miss you, buddy."