Ariana Grande has announced North American tour dates behind her August album Sweetener. The 42-show run kicks off March 18 in Albany and wraps June 18 in New York; an international leg will follow, but those dates have not been revealed. The announcement comes three days after Grande wrote in a since-deleted tweet that she feels ready to tour in the wake of a broken-off engagement with comedian Pete Davidson and death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller.
The Sweetener World Tour announcement arrives at an especially bittersweet time for Grande and Arianators alike, with the untimely death of ex-boyfriend Mac Miller last month and Grande’s recent called-off engagement from Pete Davidson. But even amid heartbreak, Grande declared that she’s emotionally “ready” to tour again, and she proved that Thursday (Oct. 25) with a list of 42 North American dates set for March through June of next year.