Following the recent terror attacks in Manchester, U.K. at an Ariana Grande concert, the singer has released an open letter to her fans, not only preaching a message of courage and love, but also announcing a return to the city.
According to NPR, Grande took to Twitter on May 26 to share that she will return to Manchester “to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honor of and to raise money for the victims and their families,” though a date is not finalized.
Grande continued her message by sharing how the response to the tragedy has both inspired her and made her want to continue to provide a unifying experience for her fans.
“The compassion, kindness, love, strength and oneness that you’ve shown one another this past week is the exact opposite of the heinous intentions it must take to pull off something as evil as what happened Monday,” 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.”
As for the lives lost in the attack, Grande said, “They will be on my mind and in my heart everyday, and I will think of them with everything I do for the rest of my life.”