Little Mix Fans Paid Emotional Tribute To Manchester Bombing Victims At A Recent Concert

It's been six months since the attack.

British girl group Little Mix performed at Manchester Arena on Wednesday as part of their Glory Days Tour, exactly six months after 22 people were killed in a bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in the same venue. This date wasn't lost on the group's fans, who made sure to remember the victims with an emotional tribute during the show.


According to MTV and as documented on Twitter, "Little Mixers united with Arianators" to create signs which read, "For our 22 angels. We miss you." They reportedly passed them around the arena for audience members to hold up during the show. The Mirror reports that there were more than 200 signs at the event.

The gesture was especially powerful considering Little Mix joined Ariana Grande as an opening act on the North American leg of her Dangerous Woman Tour earlier this year.

The group members took notice of their fans' tribute, posting a thank-you message on Twitter afterward. Alongside a photo of the fan-made signs projected on the stage's giant screen, the group wrote, "Thank you to the incredible audience for organising this and showing nothing but love in the arena tonight."

As shown in a video from the Mirror, group member Jade Thirwall could even be seen wiping away tears during the concert.

Shortly after May's tragic attack, Ariana Grande organized the One Love Manchester benefit concert, featuring several big-name stars and raising money for victims. Another charity concert, called We Are Manchester, was held in September, when the arena officially reopened.

The venue has increased security since reopening and has reportedly seen strong ticket sales. "There is a renewed confidence and reassurance amongst fans arising from our new security posture," said general manager James Allen, according to the Mirror, "and we are delighted to see the Arena make its rightful return to the top of the live music industry and benefiting the economy of Manchester and beyond."


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