The two most powerful statements from Ariana Grande — at the first of her four “Sweetener” tour concerts in New York City — were made before the ponytailed popster even sang a note at Barclays Center on Friday night.
First, there were the seven rings, with gemstones representing the colors of the rainbow flag, that greeted you before you even got into the building. As you got off of the subway or Long Island Rail Road, one thing was clear: No matter how you identified yourself, you were welcome to let your gayest self break free on this night of Gay Pride Month. And for many, taking pics by those giant gems, also symbolizing Grande’s recent No. 1 hit “7 Rings,” already made the whole night from jump.
But then when you entered the arena, another thing was clear: There would be no fear of any repeat of the terrorist attack at Grande’s concert in Manchester, England two years ago that left 22 people dead because you were not allowed to bring in any bags unless they were clear. Concert security everywhere has been ratcheted up on high, but this was another level.
The policy — which has been adopted throughout Grande’s “Sweetener” tour, which will also also hit Barclays Center on Saturday night before shows at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday and Wednesday — was a sobering reminder that, in the times that we live in, this would be a safe place. So the only thing you would have to worry about was if your bunny ears — which Grande famously wore on the cover of her 2016 album “Dangerous Woman” — were on straight.
Ariana Grande’s Sweetener world tour is in full swing, and H&M have released a range of themed clothing to celebrate the pop queen.
Ariana Grande is in the midst of her world tour, Sweetener, which will reach the UK in a matter of months, so H&M have marked the occasion by launching a range of Ari-themed clothes – and we’re already prepping our over-sized hoody outfit.
Amongst the line are t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and a bodysuit, all of which are emblazoned with lyrics from the 25 year old’s hit songs and images from her latest album.
Ariana Grande has absolutely earned some rest and relaxation now that she's wrapped the latest leg of her Sweetener Tour, and she's shared a sweet message with her fans featuring a favorite puppy friend of hers.
Though her final stretch of the tour has been plagued with illness (specifically bronchitis, which she powered through), Grande stayed super positive throughout, even though she's utterly exhausted.
"I'm sleeeep," she posted on Twitter early Saturday morning (June 22) along with a photo of her snuggling Myron, her late ex Mac Miller's beloved pitbull. "body, throat, everything tired as hell .... but grateful as fuck. too grateful to go back to bed if that’s a thing."
Due to overwhelming fan demand, multiplatinum, record-breaking superstar Ariana Grande has added a Raleigh show to her “Sweetener World Tour.”
The singer announced earlier this year that she had to cancel her June 4 show at PNC Arena. It wasn't the only stop on "The Sweetener World Tour" to be canceled amid the singer's headlining gig at Coachella. Grande also canceled her show in Omaha, Neb. Grande's June 10 show in Charlotte went on as planned.
Grande will now perform at PNC Arena on Friday, Nov. 22.
She also added new stops in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas.
It's an emotional 26th birthday for the singer at the Scotiabank Arena.
Ariana Grande celebrated her 26th birthday last night (June 26) as 20,000 fans sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to her during her concert in Toronto.
During the concert at Scotiabank Arena, Grande’s family presented her with a birthday cake and led the crowd into singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to the singer. Grande said “I love you all so much” afterwards.
The cake featured seven layers, in honour of Grande’s song ‘Seven Rings’ – which she sang after being presented with the birthday tribute.