Watch One Love Manchester on Channel 2
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 05, 2017,
Jun 05, 2017, 4:57
Recent attacks in Manchester UK, Kabul Afghanistan, Minya Egypt, Baghdad Iraq and London UK are reminders of the countless people who have lost their lives in terrorist acts, but the One Love benefit concert is a reminder to us all that we're always stronger together. The song, written by Manchester band Oasis in 1995, has become a symbol of the city's resilience in the face of tragedy.
Ariana Grande returned Sunday to Manchester to honor the lives of those lost there. As much as Ariana wants to perform the track, it will be hard for her to keep her emotions in check. The song includes the lyrics: "But you are not alone in this, and you are not alone in this, as brothers we will stand and we'll hold your hand".
During her set, Part of Me, singer Katy Perry told the crowd: "love conquers fear and love conquers hate, and this love you choose will give you strength and it's our greatest power", before asking the crowd to turn and hug the person next to them.
Some concertgoers clutched signs reading "For our angels" in tribute to the 22 people who were killed and dozens more injured when a suicide bomber set off a blast after Grande's concert at Manchester Arena on May 22.
Hatred can only be overcome by love.
"She told me to stop crying as Olivia wouldn't want me to cry and said Olivia would have wanted to hear the hits".
"I encourage you to choose love even when it's hard".
The statement also reminded people that the current threat level in the United Kingdom is "severe", which means an attack is highly likely.
"I love you guys so much the kind of love and unity you are showing is the medicine the world needs right now".
As details emerged of Saturday's terror incident, Grande responded with a tweet: "Praying for London".
The money raised will go to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund for the victims.
Ariana Grande was moved to tears as she said "Manchester, I love you with all my heart" after she was joined by a host of musical superstars for a benefit concert for the victims of the terror attack at her recent show.
The pair sang Crowded House's Don't Dream It's Over, during which they twirled each other around and embraced.
MANCHESTER, England A star-studded benefit concert for victims of the Manchester bombing kicked off to tearful fans, heavy police guard and clattering helicopters on Sunday, just a day after another militant attack in London.
Fans Stacie Richardson and James Bend say there were shaken after the May 22 attack at Manchester Arena.