It took some time for her to get right here, however Ariana Grande may properly be the largest pop star on this planet proper now. Her identify’s draped in all of the headlines and lights, not least as a result of she’s been wrapped up in various drama over the previous whereas, however as a result of her music is so good it deserves all the eye. She’s introduced out an album and a shady single for the reason that final time she correctly toured the UK, and now I wish to hear it within the flesh. So, will Ariana Grande tour the UK in 2019?
Grande’s blessed the UK along with her presence fewer occasions than you could count on, so a full on tour over right here could be actually, actually particular, not least given the tragedy that occurred in Manchester in May 2017 throughout her Dangerous Woman tour. According to Setlist.fm, she’s solely performed 16 dates within the UK throughout 4 years, and people embrace TV appearances. She did play some songs off her new album for a really, very fortunate few at BBC’s Langham One Studios again on Sept. 7, however getting tickets for that was nigh on unattainable.
But it ought to quickly be a bit of simpler to see the Grande Dame herself. “I see a lot of you guys asking will she come to Europe, Italy, etc,” a mega fan posted on a website devoted to Grande, as MTV News reported. “I think she is but she’s doing American dates first then she’ll announce the dates outside the US,” they wrote, earlier than Grande herself reportedly replied: “indeed”.
It looks like she’s prioritising North American dates first, however MTV’s guess is that she’ll announce European dates earlier than the yr’s out. In a tweet to a fan, she mentioned that the setlist would come with “lots of new materiaaaaal + oldies (the oldies we like),” however some oldies she would not appear so eager on: “i mean unless y’all wanna hear bang bang [her hit with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj] again.” I imply, I do, however I might additionally take a whole setlist of Grande singing Toto’s Africa time and again. Actually, can somebody make that occur, please?
She revealed extra particulars of her tour on an Instagram submit from Oct. 25, however like her new album Sweetener, the textual content is upsidedown, so y’know, it is a bit of difficult to learn. But after standing on my head, I’ve managed to glean some dates. The tour will kick off on March 18, 2019, and can final till 18 June — however sadly, these solely cowl North American dates. Still, that should imply that the announcement of European dates is drawing ever nearer. I’ve checked in with one in every of her reps to see if that is the case, and he says that whereas the information has but to be confirmed, a 2019 European tour “seems likely.”
A late autumn or winter tour within the UK appears completely doable, then, particularly because the UK holds a particular place in her coronary heart. After her September efficiency in London, Grande tweeted: “omg london i love u that was so special thank u sm,” so I do not suppose it’s going to be too lengthy earlier than she’ll wish to return. So, c’mon Grande, announce these dates and provides us no tears left to cry.