Ariana Grande Adds New Tour Dates Close To Home For Mental Health: Details

Ariana Grande is currently selling out arenas on her Sweetener World Tour and has announced new shows later in the fall.

On Thursday, June 20, the “7 Rings” singer announced a new set of U.S. dates, with four of those being back-to-back shows in her home state of Florida. Although fans were happy for the new dates, many are questioning why she hasn’t added additional European dates or dates anywhere else in the world despite the tour being a “World” tour.

Replying to fans after tweeting the new dates, Grande admitted that she is incapable of performing any more shows than already scheduled for the sake of her mental health.

“The truth is: European leg is going to be a big step. I’m really excited about it and grateful to do it!” she said in response to a fan wondering why there were several dates in one state but rarely any dates in any other country. “But since you’re asking, this is simply the best I’m capable of at this time and keeping me closer to home for a majority of the dates is what’s best for my health rn. Love u!”

Grande has been open about her mental health issues since the tragic bombing after her concert at the Manchester Arena in the UK in 2017 that left 22 dead and hundreds more injured, and the death of her ex, rapper Mac Miller, nearly a year ago. She said she was going to take her time after releasing her album, “Sweetener,” last year before going on tour but decided she wasn’t going to slow down anytime soon, especially with the release of her “thank u, next” album earlier this year.

In response to a fan saying they were understanding and proud of her for even adding extra dates, the singer said she’s doing the best she can right now and is “so grateful for my health and for this chapter and for my fans for supporting the pace i’m moving at. soooo grateful for u. thank u.”

In the case of adding more shows to her tour, Grande says she’s playing it by ear and “being 100% transparent. i’m like so enjoying it right now, but baby steps, who knew we’d end up doing 9 months of shows. it’s been a blessing for sure.”

Fans have been tweeting supportive messages to Grande, who responded by saying, “I am getting better n feeling grateful. Finding a balance between self-preservation and doing what I love. So thank you for supporting that.”

Grande wraps up the first leg of her North American tour next month with the rescheduled shows from her Coachella appearance and will perform at Chicago’s Lollapalooza in early August before embarking on the European leg a couple weeks after until October. Tickets for the second North American leg, which runs November-December, go on sale on the singer’s golden birthday, June 26th.

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