After finishing their tour in 6 cities of North America, BLACKPINK’s world tour “In Your Area” is now going to Europe.
After finishing their tour in 6 cities of North America, BLACKPINK’s world tour “In Your Area” is now going to Europe. Especially, their night in Manchester on May 21st has left a deep impression for fans living in that city. The girls have tried to change many parts of their concert to express their sympathy for the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing 2 years ago and their families.
Before starting the night, a note from BLACKPINK was shown on the main screen: “BLINKs, thank you for being with us tonight. It’s a privilege to be performing here in Manchester, especially at this time. We send our love and prayers to the friends and families who fought through the hard times. We are here for you. #OneLoveManchester.”
Also, the megahit “DDU-DU DDU-DU” was also removed from the show because the lyrics and choreography symbolize gunshots. The bright and youthful “Forever Young” with a positive message was chosen to be the opening song instead. Also, some lyrics and choreographies of many tracks during the concert was changed to avoid bringing up the tragedy: “blow up” in “Whistle” was changed to “glow up”, the gun shooting part in “Kill This Love” was removed,…During the encore, BLACKPINK sent their prayers to BLINKs in Manchester and dedicated the song “Stay” to the 22 victims of the bombing.
All these small details which were changed in the concert gracefully moved the heart of every Manchester fan. On Twitter, videos and fanacc about the show are widely spreading and receiving lots of attention, not just from BLACKPINK fans, but also other citizens of England. Most of them sent their compliments and thanks to the girls for their sympathy.