Ariana Grande brought her powerful vocals to Edmonton last night as part of her Sweetener tour. The "thank u, next" singer expressed gratitude to her fans in a heartfelt Instagram story after her show in Edmonton last night, and she even went so far to say that Ariana Grande's Edmonton concert was "her favorite show so far" on the tour. This is a huge deal considering the singer visited several cities during her Sweetener tour.
The video posted by the singer to her Instagram story yesterday night after the concert shows Ariana with two of her dogs, Toulouse (who, throughout the video is fixated on a sock) and Myron, who is ex-boyfriend Mac Miller's rescue dog that she took in after his passing earlier this year.
Edmonton marked her third stop in a Canadian city, and 20th destination on her Sweetener 2019 Tour. She has already performed in Montreal and Toronto and will be hitting up Vancouver for her final Canadian stop this weekend. The songstress said it felt "so nice to be back" after a short break from her busy schedule touring and headlining Sunday at Coachella.
Ariana looked somewhat relieved in the video as she talked to the camera and thanked Edmonton for having "amazing energy," which was well received despite the show’s heavy security.
Check out Ariana Grande's Instagram story below!
Last night at the concert, there was a special security notice. Backpacks and purses were prohibited in the arena, and concert goers were required to place all belongings that couldn’t fit in their pockets, into a clear 12 x 12 bag – a tour policy that Ariana and her team have implemented across the world for the entire tour.
Ariana has been open and honest with her fans about touring, her mental health, and her struggles as a performer. She is often afraid to take to the stage after the deadly Manchester attack at one of her shows in May 2017 that claimed the lives of 22 people and injured several others.
Yesterday marked Ariana’s first stop in Edmonton since her Dangerous Woman Tour in 2017, the same tour that she was on when the Manchester attack happened, and we're happy to hear that she loved her first time back in the Alberta city.
The tour will continue in Vancouver, BC tomorrow on April 27 at Rogers Arena and this will be the last Canadian stop for the Sweetener tour.