IRON MAIDEN Reacts To Manchester Attack, Vows To Finish U.K. Tour

At at least 22 people, including children, have been killed and 59 injured in a suicide bombing at a crowded pop concert in Manchester, the most deadly attack in Britain in a decade.

The horror unfolded at about 10.30pm on Monday at the end of a concert by the American singer Ariana Grande, whose music is popular with children and teenagers.

IRON MAIDEN, who are currently in the middle of their U.K. tour,  said in a statement: “We are shocked by last night’s terrible events at the Manchester Arena. Our thoughts go out to everyone affected. We can advise fans that our last three U.K. shows in Cardiff and at London’s O2 will proceed as planned. Of course any extra means to ensure fan safety are being examined with the relevant authorities.”

The final three dates on the U.K. leg of MAIDEN‘s “The Book Of Souls” tour are as follows:

May 24 – Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff, UK
May 27 – O2 Arena – London, UK
May 28 – O2 Arena – London, UK

LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe also reacted on the attack, saying that “We as a race, THE HUMAN RACE, have to do better than this”