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Nashville in Concert cancelled as Manchester Arena remains closed

Manchester Arena has been forced to cancel yet another gig following last month’s terror attack, with Nashville in Concert set for Saturday now called off.

The venue has remained closed since 22 people were killed and dozens more were left injured after a bomb attack on May 22 following the conclusion of pop star Ariana Grande’s concert.

Nashville in Concert will still perform on the same date across a matinee and evening performance at the Manchester O2 Apollo.

Fans with tickets to the Arena will be given a full refund and the chance to re-book tickets for the O2 Apollo show two days before the general public.

The venue has not released any information on when it is due to reopen.

The venue released a statement on its website that said: “Fans will be contacted directly by their original ticket agent with details of how to book for the change in venue.

“We apologise for not being able to stage this event and for the inconvenience caused to our customers. Further information on all other upcoming events will be announced shortly.”

Since the attack, other events that have been cancelled include Kings of Leon, Kiss and the WWE NXT wrestling show. In addition, Take That opted to postpone and relocate three of its planned shows at the arena to a one-night event at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on June 18.

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