Ariana Grande has added more dates to the UK and Ireland leg of her Sweetener arena tour next summer.
The ‘Thank U Next’ hit maker will kick off a string of shows in London next August before returning a month later for subsequent dates in Birmingham, Glasgow, Sheffield and Dublin.
The North American pop star announced an additional London O2 Arena date for August 20, 2019 and she will also perform an extra date in Birmingham on 15 September and Dublin on 23 September 2019.
Although a Manchester show is not yet included in the dates, the singer recently confirmed that special plans were underway for her return after 22 people were killed by a suicide bomber following her show at the venue in May 2017.
The singer wrote in an Instagram post: “Manchester is not on this initial list because we are planning a special show. We need a bit more time getting things together before we can announce that date but we are of course coming and we love you.”
It’s also not known how the concert will differ from the rest of the tour shows. Two weeks after the Manchester Arena atrocity in May 2017, Grande hosted a benefit concert in memory of the victims, which saw Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Liam Gallagher, and more play Manchester’s Old Trafford cricket stadium.
As uDiscover Music previously reported, Grande released ‘Imagine’, the follow-up to her much-acclaimed ‘Thank U, Next’ earlier this month. ‘Thank U, Next’ According set a new streaming record after earning 14.9 million streams during the first week of December. This makes it the highest number of plays in a week in UK chart history, overtaking Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ which earned 14.2 million streams in a single week last year.
Ariana Grande now plays the following UK and Irish shows in on her Sweetener European tour of 2019:
17 August – London, O2 Arena
19 August – London, O2 Arena
20 August – London, O2 Arena
14 September – Birmingham, Arena
15 September – Birmingham, Arena
17 September – Glasgow, SSE Hydro
19 September – Sheffield, Fly DSA Arena
22 September – Dublin, 3 Arena
23 September – Dublin, 3 Arena