MANCHESTER, UK (CelebrityAccess) — Singer Ariana Grande returned to perform at Manchester Pride in the UK on Sunday, marking the first time the singer has returned to the city since performing a benefit concert in the wake of a deadly terror attack that targeted her concert at Manchester Arena in 2017.
According to the BBC, Grande told her fans that she was “overwhelmed” and “nervous” about the performance, but added “Manchester holds a very special place in my heart.”
She performed a 35-minute set that included “No Tears Left To Cry,” a song she released in the wake of the deadly bombing which occured as fans were leaving her show, leaving 23 dead and at least 60 injured.
According to the BBC, security for Grande’s appearance was heavy, with armed police patrolled outside the Pride event.
“I don’t know that there was one person who didn’t have tears in their eyes. It means so much to the city and it means so much to the world to show what she did tonight and show that hate doesn’t win,” one fan, who was at the Pride event as well as the 2017 show told the BBC.