Grande’s One Love Manchester memorial concert, which will honor and support the victims of the May 22 bombings at Grande’s concert, has sold out in record time.
In less than six minutes, 45,000 tickets for the June 4 show were completely sold, so says the event’s official Twitter account noted this morning (June 1). First announced on May 30, the show will also feature Miley Cyrus, Cold Play, Pharrell and additional acts at the Old Trafford in Manchester.
Proceeds from the show, which is expected to bring in more than $2 million, will go straight to the Red Cross’s Manchester Emergency Fund.
The concert will be Grande’s first since the attack and her subsequent suspension of her Dangerous Woman Tour. She first remarked on the attacks in a May 26 Facebook statement, through which she tried to comfort her fans and encouraged them to keep living their lives without reservation.
“I don’t want to go the rest of the year without being able to see and hold and uplift my fans, the same way they continue to uplift me,” she wrote. “Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before.”