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After Manchester Attack, Maren Morris Is Determined to Keep Her UK Tour in Place

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After the tragic deaths of at least 22 fans in a terrorist attack at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester, England, on Monday night (May 22), Maren Morris is vowing to play her show that’s scheduled in the city this fall. In a heartfelt Instagram post, Morris shares in the world’s grief for the city, and tells her fans in the area that she’ll still see them later this year.

“We do this to connect. For just a few hours, no matter what religion, race, gender or economic background you come from, music tethers us,” Morris writes. “My heart is broken for Manchester, but I want my fans there to know that I can’t wait to see you and give you all big hugs this fall.”

Morris’ Hero Tour is scheduled to stop at Manchester’s O2 Ritz on Nov. 20, and she’s determined to keep that date.

“No one should fear walking into a venue or onto a stage,” Morris continues. “It’s our job to fight that and have the best time ever. We do this for each other and that will never be stopped.”

In a tweet, Morris’ boyfriend and tourmate Ryan Hurd echoes Morris’ sentiments: “And f–k these people who would hurt others like this,” he writes. “Nov 20, Manchester, UK. We will sing as loud and hard as humanly f–king possible.”

Morris isn’t the only country artist planning to head to Manchester to perform and support fans in the wake of Monday night’s attack. The Cadillac Three have confirmed that they will still perform at the Download Festival in Donington, England, on June 11. Additionally, Charles Esten (also known as Deacon Claybourne from CMT’s Nashville) announced that the upcoming Nashville cast tour will make its scheduled stop at Manchester Arena (where the attack took place) on June 17.

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