Kiss cancel Manchester Arena show in wake of bombing


Kiss has canceled a May 30 show at Manchester Arena in the wake of the suicide bombing of the building after an Ariana Grande concert on May 22. The legendary greasepaint rockers were slated to play the 21,000-seat building as part of their Kissworld Tour, but announced on Friday (May 26) that the show cannot go on.

"We are heartbroken by the atrocity committed against the innocent victims of Manchester. We sadly will not to be able to play Manchester Arena on the 30th May," group members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer said in a statement. "We have always looked forward to these shows and our local fans, but in light of recent events a cancelled rock show seems of such little consequence. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those affected and all the people of Manchester at this difficult time. We are with you and you are in our prayers."

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wishing I could give my friend @arianagrande a great big hug right now... love love love you .... so sorry you had to be apart of such a tragic event! my most sincere condolences to anyone and everyone affected by this horrific attack! all I can do is send as much HOPE & PEACE your way! This MUST end! No more war .... no more innocent lives taken .... L-O-V-E 💙❤️💜💚💛 @happyhippiefdn
broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
Praying for the beautiful souls we lost, their families and loved ones, for the survivors who will forever be impacted by this #Manchester
#Manchester has always been so close to my heart! These are innocent vulnerable kids, this could've been any of us! I'm devastated!
I can't imagine the fear and agony these parents must be going through searching for their kids 💔
Up early & ready about what happened in Manchester. This is truly so senseless & heart breaking. My heart goes out to everyone involved
So heartbroken to hear of the nightmare that came true last night in Manchester. Sending love light and prayers to everyone affected.
Can't stop thinking about the joy of going to your 1st concert. Bravery & hope. All violence is tragic. This is impossible to shake.
God bless everyone who was at Ariana's concert! My prayers are with you all and poor sweet Ariana! This is heartbreaking 💔
My thoughts, prayers and tears for all those affected by the Manchester tragedy tonight. I'm sending all my love.
MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO PPL OF MANCHESTER…HAD SPECIAL TIMES THERE FROM YOUTH & BEYOND
I'm heartbroken over what happened in Manchester tonight. Sending love to everyone involved. H
Absolutely Horrendous what happened in Manchester tonight. My thoughts are with the great people of Manchester and also Ari and her team xx
To see what has happened in Manchester makes me really sad. My thoughts are with those that are experiencing such tragedy at this time x
Sending prayers to the people of Manchester. I'm heartbroken for the lives lost and all the families suffering right now
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers for all those effected by the tragedy in Manchester last night 🙏🏻 x VB… https://t.co/OLkb5elWtN
Heartbreaking news from Manchester. As a father & a human what has happened truly saddens me. My thoughts are with all of those that have been affected by this tragedy...
My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Manchester, any one affected, @ArianaGrande and the entire crew. Heartbreaking
Just woken up and seen the news. My heart and soul is broken for every single victim, and their families and friends. So painfully sad x
Wow wow wow I'm in disbelief. all of my prayers to Manchester.
The Rolling Stones are deeply shocked to hear of the appalling events in Manchester & send condolences to everyone affected by this tragedy.
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone effected by this horrible attack in Manchester. My heart is broken this morning.
My heart hurts for my sister, Ariana & every family affected by this tragic event in the U.K. Innocent lives lost. I'm so sorry to hear this
No words can describe how I feel about what happened in Manchester. I don't wanna believe that the world we live in could be so cruel.
Just saw the news about Manchester... Our hearts are breaking 💔 Prayers for all who attended, their families, Ari and her whole crew.
Praying for everyone at @ArianaGrande's show
My prayers are with you Manchester
Tearing up imagining innocent concert goers losing their lives.. praying for everyone and all #arianators. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
💔Absolutely sickened & angered by this senseless, evil attack. Thoughts are with everybody effected. Such a disturbing time we live in 😔
I am truly so sorry about what has happened in Manchester tonight. Unthinkable events. All my love to the families affected.
My heart breaks for everyone who endured the terrifying attack at Ariana Grande's show in Manchester. I'm praying for everyone there...
Please God may those injured in Manchester recover and my heart is breaking for the families of those killed.
Sending love to those affected in Manchester.
Hoping we can all push to create a world where this isn't a reality, prayers to #Manchester
oh god.......my heart is breaking hearing about this tragedy that happened at Manchester arena tonight...
We're on tour a half mile away from explosion but SAFE! Insane world. Grab all the peace and love you can. Praying now. #Manchester
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They become the latest act to pull a show following the horrific attack that took the lives of 22 people and injured dozens of others. Blondie called off a show in London on Tuesday (May 23) out of respect for the victims, as did Manchester-formed boy band Take That, who were slated to play a show in Liverpool on the same night followed by three dates in their hometown. EDM duo Axwell & Ingrosso pulled out of a performance at the EUFA Europe League football final during the Manchester United vs. Ajax game on Wednesday (May 24).

The aftermath of the tragedy has also resulted in the cancelation of the London premieres of Wonder Woman and The Mummy. Grande has postponed her tour through June 5, with canceled performances including two shows at the O2 Arena in London (May 25-26), a concert at the Sportspaleis in Belgium (May 28), two shows at Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland (May 31-June 1), and concerts at Festhale in Frankfurt, Germany (June 3) and Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland (June 5).

If the singer resumes her tour after June 5, her next show would be June 7 at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, followed by a concert at Halle Tony Garnier in Lyon, France (June 9). Grande is scheduled to wrap the European leg of her tour June 17 in Turin, Italy, before heading to Latin America, Asia and then Australia and New Zealand.


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