Manchester Arena Cancel Kings Of Leon Show

6 June 2017, 19:02 | Updated: 7 June 2017, 13:29

Kings Of Leon live 2016

The band were due to play the Manchester venue this weekend, but it remains closed following last month’s terror attack.

Kings Of Leon were due to headline the Manchester Arena this Friday (9 June), but following the recent terror attack on the venue, the show has had to be cancelled.

22 people were killed and over 100 were injured when a bomb exploded at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at the city’s venue last month.

A statement on the official Manchester Arena site reads:

“Following last month's tragic incident and the subsequent temporary closure of the main area outside the venue, Manchester Arena has no other option than to cancel this Friday’s Kings of Leon show.

“We apologise for not being able to stage this event and the inconvenience caused to our customers.”

The statement goes on to say that the Sheffield Arena show due to take place on Saturday 10 June will still go ahead. It continues:

“Those that still want to see Kings of Leon and can make the Sheffield Arena show will be given the opportunity to re-book tickets with no booking fees (subject to availability).

“Ticketholders for Manchester’s show will be offered a full refund and fans should contact their point of purchase for further information.”

The Arena remains closed while the venue works with Greater Manchester Police on their investigation into the incident.

More information about Manchester Arena and its current status is available via their official website.

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