Ariana Grande announces ‘Sweetener’ world tour for 2019

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Ariana Grande is moving on from Pete Davidson and out onto the open road.

The 25-year-old singer, who split from her funnyman fiance and has recently canceled several public appearances, announced a world tour for her new album “Sweetener” Thursday.

Currently, her website includes dates for shows in the U.S. and Canada, including an April 7, 2019, date at Chicago’s United Center. The first show listed takes place in Albany on March 18. 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.

Wednesday, Grande hinted at a tour announcement. Responding to a Twitter user who wanted tour dates, the artist replied: “i promised i’d tell u when they were comin well …. they comin”

She also hinted new music could be released soon, which she might also perform on the tour. “we jus gonna have both at once if u down,” she tweeted to a fan.

Grande also gave followers an update on her mental state. When asked how she’s doing, she replied: “better dis week.”

In addition to calling it quits with Davidson after a whirlwind romance, Grande is also mourning her former boyfriend, the late rapper Mac Miller who died of a suspected overdose in September.

Monday, Grande took to her Instagram Story to share a video of Miller in a suit, interacting with Grande’s grandmother, smiling and laughing. In a previous social media post, she described her ex as “the kindest, sweetest soul.”

It’s yet to be known if Grande will perform “Pete Davidson,” a love song from “Sweetener” which praises the comedian with its sentimental lyrics.

“Universe must have my back / Fell from the sky into my lap / And I know you know that you’re my soulmate and all that” Grande sings.

Davidson, 24, reportedly spoke out about the couple’s demise at a comedy show Saturday.

“Well, as you could tell, I don’t want to be here,” Davidson said without mentioning Grande’s name, E! News reports. “There’s a lot going on.”

Davidson, who formerly shared a residence with Grande, also supposedly joked: “Does anybody have any open rooms?” according to an excerpt obtained by E! News. “Looking for a roommate?”

Erin Jensen, USA TODAY. Contributing: Anika Reed and Cydney Henderson

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