Take That to give proceeds from Liverpool concert to Manchester terror victims

Take That to give proceeds from Liverpool concert to Manchester terror victims

Take That have donated the proceeds from their rescheduled concert in Liverpool to the victims of the Manchester bombing.

The band played at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Monday night but postponed Tuesday’s show at the venue following the terror attack at the Manchester Arena.

Speaking at the rearranged gig on Friday night, Gary Barlow apologised for the change of dates as he urged fans to “send good vibrations all around the world”.

“Dance, sing, have a night to remember, please.”

Band mate Mark Owen told fans: “We would like to dedicate tonight’s performance to everyone who has been affected by the events that happened in Manchester last Monday night.

“All profits from tonight’s concert will be going to the I Love Manchester emergency fund.”

Howard Donald praised the spirit shown in the face of the terror attacks, telling fans: “As you know I was born and raised in Manchester. At this moment in time I’ve never been so proud to be a Mancunian.

“The spirit of Manchester, the spirit of the North West, the UK, the world over, it’s absolutely incredible. Thank you so much and thanks for coming everyone, enjoy the night please.”

The band announced earlier on Friday they would be combining the three postponed Manchester concerts into one big event in June.

The group were due to perform at the Manchester Arena this week as part of their Wonderland Tour but they pulled the gigs after the attack at Ariana Grande’s concert at the venue on Monday night.

They will now take to the stage at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium on June 18.

The concert will act as the final night of their Wonderland Tour

More in this Section

Jane Fonda returns to civil disobedience over climate changeJane Fonda returns to civil disobedience over climate change

The Circle champion Paddy Smyth: I hope my father was looking down on winThe Circle champion Paddy Smyth: I hope my father was looking down on win

New David Attenborough documentary Seven Worlds, One Planet captures life in AntarcticaNew David Attenborough documentary Seven Worlds, One Planet captures life in Antarctica

Ralf Little looks set to replace Ardal O’Hanlon on Death In ParadiseRalf Little looks set to replace Ardal O’Hanlon on Death In Paradise


Lifestyle

These are the nail hues to choose this season, says Katie Wright.Perfectly polished: 5 autumn/winter nail trends you’ll actually want to wear

This early 19th-century table is one of a number of Irish lots at Sotheby’s Style, Furniture and Ceramics sale in New York on Thursday (October 24).Irish lots poised to add bite to Big Apple sale

Something for all at Hegarty’s auction in Bandon, says Des O’SullivanSomething for all at Hegarty’s auction in Bandon

Des O’Sullivan gives a preview of the Irish selection on offer at two sales in DublinPreview of the Irish selection on offer at two sales in Dublin

More From The Irish Examiner