Ariana Grande Announces 2019 ‘Sweetener’ Tour after Break-Up
Ariana Grande is heading out on the road! Just this week, she announced a tour for her most recent music album called ‘Sweetener’. The album was released in August this year. The talented artist also recently released a music video for the Sweetener single “Breathin” starring her pet pig, Piggy Smalls. But more prominently, she dedicated the final song in the album to her former fiancé, Pete Davidson.
Break-Up with Pete Davidson
There have been a lot of highs and lows for Ariana Grande over the past few months.
She and Davidson ended their months-long engagement just a week ago, nearly five months after the Saturday Night Live star, 24, proposed in June. Davidson popped the question weeks after they began dating, following Grande’s May breakup from 26-year-old rapper Mac Miller, who tragically died in September of a suspected drug overdose. Ariana admitted later that part of the reason of her break-up with Pete Davidson was Mac Miller’s sudden death. It obviously must have taken a toll on their relationship.
However, she’s been back at work since then. Though Grande only just released Sweetener in August, getting back in the studio has helped the singer cope with this difficult period in her life.
“It ain’t work when u love it r u kiddin !” she tweeted on Wednesday after a fan praised her hard work. “i’m the luckiest girl in the world to be able to do this s— n express myself n heal this way …. my lifeline tbh thank U for listening n allowing this to be my life.”
Currently, her website includes dates for shows in the U.S. and Canada. The four-month string of concert dates will kick off on March 18, 2019 at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York before traveling to major cities across the country. For the last show presently listed, Grande will hit Brooklyn in June. When sharing the announcement, Grande advised her nearly 60 million Twitter followers that an American Express pre-sale will run from Nov. 1 to Nov. 3.
Additional dates are expected to be announced soon.
Tickets can be purchased for American Express card members beginning Thursday, Nov. 1 (at 10 a.m.) local time. Ariana Grande’s tour announcement didn’t come as a surprise to her fan base. The singer revealed on Wednesday that she was working on new music and getting ready to release U.S. tour dates.
Piggy Smallz, Ariana’s Pet Piglet
When a fan commented about Grande’s passion for music, she tweeted: “It fixes everythin [sic].”
But it’s not just music the pop star is attached to. Piggy Smallz, the pet pig Grande adopted with Davidson, has also made her happy.
“The absolute love of my life,” she wrote, referring to her tiny companion. “i have no idea what i did …… to deserve her.”
According to a source, Ariana might be using work as a way to get through a very emotional year. She seems to have handled the recent trauma in her life very well. However, her loved ones are still concerned about her mental health.
“She’s staying strong and focusing on work right now, but her friends and family are definitely worried about her,” the source said. “Ariana’s been through a lot and emotionally things have been so up and down for her this year.”