It is rumoured that Take That could cancel all future Manchester tour dates following a suicide attack at Manchester Arena [Getty]
On May 22 an explosion devastated Manchester Arena, just moments after American pop sensation Ariana Grande had finished playing a concert.
Greater Manchester Police have since confirmed that 22 people, including children, have died, and 59 have been left injured following the attack.
Ariana Grande has already announced that she will be suspending all future Dangerous Woman tour dates, and now it looks like Take That may be forced to do the same.
Ariana Grande has cancelled all future tour dates following the attack [Getty]
Having already played Manchester Arena several times this month, the band are set to gig at the venue again on May 25 and 26.
However, fans seem understandably uncertain about attending the shows, with one saying: “I’m at Manchester Arena Thursday seeing take that, quite scared now tbh.”
“The fact I’m going to the Manchester arena on Saturday to see take that scares me,” tweeted another.
Fans have said that they will support the band if they decide to cancel future dates [Twitter]
Meanwhile, others have been understanding of the potential cancellations, with one fan writing: “Take That may cancel their Manchester shows this week but i wouldnt moan about it, at least they’re showing respect. They may change dates.”
Another Take That fan commented: “I don’t wanna see any f*****g moaning if/when take that cancel the manchester gigs this weekend. it will be out of respect and security.”
Social media users also appear to be unsure about the band’s Liverpool appearances, which are scheduled for May 22 and 23.
The attack is reported to have taken at least 22 lives [Sky News]
Lead singer Gary Barlow has already expressed his condolences, tweeting: “Sad, sad news from Manchester. Praying for all the victims and families involved.”
Singer Howard Donald also wrote about his sadness surrounding the events: “I’m really hoping the casualties are not as many as it’s displaying all over the news. Sending out love and strength to all #Manchesterarena.”
Mark Owen added: So sad to hear the news from Manchester…. Prayers and thoughts go out to everyone involved.. Heartbreaking!!!! Love to you all M.O X’