View Full Version : ‘Manchester stands together’: Reactions to bombing from Johnny Marr, Peter Hook, more

DJ Rob in the Sanctuary Radio Newsroom
23rd May 2017, 02:14 PM
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[tweetmeme]Musicians and fans from around the world are standing in solidarity today with the people of Manchester, site of an Islamic State-claimed suicide bombing (http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/manchester-arena-bombing-live-attack-13075807) that killed at least 22 fans leaving an Ariana Grande arena concert last night.
Not surprisingly, some of that city’s most famed musicians — including Johnny Marr of The Smiths and Peter Hook of Joy Division and New Order — have raised their voices, as well. (Hook reports his daughter attended the concert, and made it home safely.)
Manchester, no doubt, has a special place in the heart of the music fans who read this site, and we at Slicing Up Eyeballs extend our deepest condolences to anyone affected by this horrendous attack.
Below we’ve rounded up reaction to the bombing, via Twitter, from musicians including Alison Moyet, Robyn Hitchcock, The Waterboys’ Mike Scott, Midge Ure, Pet Shop Boys and more.

Manchester stands together.
— Johnny Marr (@Johnny_Marr) May 23, 2017 (https://twitter.com/Johnny_Marr/status/866872632599347205)

My daughter made it home safe from Ariana Grande last night. My heart goes out to all parents & those involved. Manchester stay strong. X
— Peter Hook (@peterhook) May 23, 2017 (https://twitter.com/peterhook/status/866919085749280768)

Our hearts go out to the victims and their families affected #WeStandTogether (https://twitter.com/hashtag/WeStandTogether?src=hash) #Manchester (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Manchester?src=hash) pic.twitter.com/bmK5mklA2d (https://t.co/bmK5mklA2d)
— Joy Division (@joydivision) May 23, 2017 (https://twitter.com/joydivision/status/866973689564340224)

Our hearts go out to the victims and their families affected #WeStandTogether (https://twitter.com/hashtag/WeStandTogether?src=hash) #Manchester (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Manchester?src=hash)
— New Order (@neworder) May 23, 2017 (https://twitter.com/neworder/status/866964450871459840)

Grieving for Manchester and for all the victims of this savage attack last night. Love, Neil and Chris xx
— Pet Shop Boys (@petshopboys) May 23, 2017 (https://twitter.com/petshopboys/status/866958871692292096)

22 music loving children gone in Manchester. Obscene and cowardly in the extreme. My heart goes out to all the friends and families affected
— midge ure (@midgeure1) May 23, 2017 (https://twitter.com/midgeure1/status/866898673183191040)

There are no words. Sickening and sadness and evil don’t begin to express feelings. Thoughts of Manchester today and for all lost.
— Marc Almond (@MarcAlmond) May 23, 2017 (https://twitter.com/MarcAlmond/status/866923395195310080)

Much Prayer and Godspeed to Manchester UK. . A place and people I long HAVE considered as ‘homefolk’ in my many visits there of support …
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) May 23, 2017 (https://twitter.com/MrChuckD/status/866820008692678657)

To great Manchester friends I’m thinking of you. The taking of these precious lives breaks my heart. Your great Manchester spirit will win.
— Howard Jones (@howardjones) May 23, 2017 (https://twitter.com/howardjones/status/866942686829453312)

#Manchester (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Manchester?src=hash) gutted! What a cowardly act; thoughts are with all the people in this wonderful city.
— Horace Panter (@horacepanterart) May 23, 2017 (https://twitter.com/horacepanterart/status/866945213398482944)

Sending love to the families and children of Manchester effected in last night’s cynical and violent attack stay strong Manchester https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.2.1/72x72/1f339.png
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