Ariana Grande has resumed her Dangerous Woman world tour, a little more than two weeks after her concert in Manchester was targeted by a terrorist. The 23-year-old took to the stage at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris on Wednesday evening.
Ahead of the show, she posted a poignant message on Instagram, in honour of the 22 people who were killed and the 116 injured in the suicide bombing. "First show back tonight," she wrote. "Thinking of our angels every step of the way. I love you with all my heart. Grateful for and incredibly proud of my band, dancers and entire crew. I love you. I love you.""First show back tonight. Thinking of our angels every step of the way. I love you with all my heart. Grateful for and incredibly proud of my band, dancers and entire crew. I love you I love you," wrote the singer.
Following the events of May 22, Ariana returned to the UK to visit with survivors recovering in hospital and meet with the victims' families. She also organized and headlined the One Love Manchester benefit concerton Sunday (June 4) in their honour. More than 50,000 fans attended the show, which raised millions for the Manchester Emergency Fund and British Red Cross, at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground. Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay and Katy Perryjoined a long list of musical acts who turned out to show their support for Ariana and the city of Manchester.
It was also announced on Wednesday (June 7) that the singer's heartbreaking rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" will be released as a charity single. Fans encouraged Ariana to release the recording after she performed the Israel Kamakawiwoʻole classic at the end of the benefit concert.