Take That WILL PLAY Echo Arena Liverpool

Take That will play at the Echo Arena Liverpool on Friday night after the band cancelled their gig at the venue on Tuesday.

The group pulled out of the show in the wake of the terror atrocity at the Manchester Arena on Monday night that claimed 22 lives and left 59 injured.

Suicide bomber, Salman Abedi’s actions have seen the terror threat security level increased to its highest peak of critical .

Today the musicians tweeted: “Last night’s postponed concert at Liverpool Arena has been rescheduled for this Friday 26th May.

“Original tickets remain valid or refunds available from point of purchase.”

Abedi, 22, who was born in Manchester, detonated his explosives packed with nails and ball bearings as people were leaving the 21,000 capacity venue.

Following the slaughter the band tweeted: “Out of respect to all of the people and their families that were affected by the horrific incident last night at The Manchester Arena we have decided to postpone our show tonight in Liverpool. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.”

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According to the venue ‘s website: “If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, refunds are available from your point of purchase up until 12pm Friday 26 May 2017.

“We would like to reassure our customers that their safety is always of the highest importance to us.

“Additional security measures will be in place and we will be in touch before the event with more information.”

Take That - Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen
Take That – Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen

The Daily Post contacted the Echo Arena who said at the moment they can’t give details about how many, if any, extra security staff will be drafted in on Friday.

A statement from the venue read: “Our thoughts are with those affected by the devastating tragedy in Manchester. Our sympathies go out to everyone at this tragic time.

“We would like to reassure our customers that their safety is always of the absolute utmost importance to us. We constantly review all of our security and safety procedures across all of our venues – Echo Arena Liverpool, BT Convention Centre and Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

“We regularly liaise with Merseyside Police to ensure that the appropriate safety checks are factored into our event planning.

“Specific security measures are in place for all events which are also assessed on an individual basis in terms of their security requirements.

“We have a team of dedicated security and stewarding staff who are highly trained and experienced.”

Donations for the victims and families of those involved in Monday’s attack can be made at this Just Giving web page

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