Fans beg Justin Bieber to cancel
dates as fear grips pop's youth
canceled, underscoring the potential repercussions to music acts with a young fan
base from the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.
Hyde Park in July. But fans flooded social media saying his appearance should
be axed for the safety both of fans and the singer himself.
person using the handle marhrukhh wrote on the Instagram account of Bieber's
manager, Scooter Braun.
female fan base, many of them tweens, were out in force for her concert in
Manchester on Monday night when a suicide bombing killed 22 people and
the Daily Mail website reported. Representatives at Grande's record company did
not return calls on whether the remainder of her world tour, with stops in London
and Europe, would go ahead.
next month. But she said that after Monday's bombing she is contemplating selling
last night," Murray, who paid 180 Euros ($200) each for two tickets told Reuters.
you never know what's around the corner," Murray added.
of his upcoming performances.
The top 10 worldwide tour acts grossed a combined $1.67 billion in 2016,
according to music industry publication Pollstar, with Bruce Springsteen bringing
in $268.3 million alone.
top earners. Grande grossed more than $25 million from touring between April
2016-April 2017, according to Pollstar figures, while Bieber grossed $163 million
15-year-old daughter Brooke to Miley Cyrus and One Direction concerts. Her
daughter has only more recently attended a couple of concerts without parental
the Manchester attack, Wolff said, "Absolutely."
even scarier. Me going with them, I'm OK with that," she
believes security is already strong at music venues and
will no doubt be stepped up, parents would likely be more
large gathering where there will be young people, and
that doesn't necessarily mean a Justin Bieber show. It
means a high school football game, or an event at a fair ground," Reinartz said.
surprised to see musicians cancelling tours because of the attack at the Grande
informed decisions? Yes, that's possible, so there can be some impact there."
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