Manchester Arena to stay closed till September
Manchester Arena will remain closed for the summer to repair damage done to the venue following the suicide bombing attack that happened outside the Ariana Grande show last month. The official statement:
Following last month’s devastating attack on the city we are now working towards re-opening Manchester Arena in early September.
Whilst it was always our intention to honour our existing summer events, the damage caused to the main public area outside of the arena has left us with no other option than to remain closed until September.
We are currently working with the promoters of our June, July and August shows to find suitable solutions for events affected by this unprecedented closure.
We would like to offer our heartfelt gratitude to all our customers and friends for their continued support and patience during this time and our ongoing thoughts and prayers remain with all those affected by the 22 May atrocity.
Radiohead‘s two shows in July had already been moved, and other shows affected by this include Blink-182, Celine Dion and Linkin Park. The first show currently still on Manchester Arena’s schedule is John Legend on September 16. More information on moved shows is here.