A terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, UK, on Monday night has left 22 people dead and a further 59 injured.
Matt Healy – lead singer of Manchester-born band the 1975 – interrupted their concert in Detroit last night to make an impassioned speech about the incident.
"I'm fucking pissed off," he began, speaking to the crowd between songs. "I'm bored of nationalism, racism – it's over."
He continued by pointing out the band's connection to Manchester and saying they used to hang out by the Manchester Arena, where the attack took place.
"I'm fucking pissed off about it," he concluded. "And I'm sorry, but you're the only people I've got to talk to about it."
Here's what he said in full:
I'm fucking pissed off. I'm bored of nationalism, racism – it's over. Nationalism, religion, all these regressive things – they're over. We can't carry on in the way that we're carrying on.
We're from Manchester, right? And where we used to hang out – the actual place that we used to hang out – someone put a bomb in there tonight, and then killed a bunch of kids that were going to a fucking show. In Manchester. And I don't need to be educated on fucking anything to say that that is bullshit. I don't know what it's in the name of, so I apologise if it's not in the name of religion, if it's not in the name of nationalism, but these are things that keep happening and I'm fucking pissed off about it. And I'm sorry, but you're the only people I've got to talk to about it.