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Published on September 16th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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U2 Show in St. Louis Canceled by Protests

Issues of race permeate the fabric of America. The latest flashpoint is St. Louis where people took to the streets to protest the acquittal of a white police officer in the shooting of a black man. What started out peacefully has since turned violent with acts of vandalism.

The situation is so tense that Live Nation and U2 have called off tonight’s gig (September 16) at The Dome. Here’s the statement:

Live Nation and U2 regrettably announce their St. Louis show scheduled for tonight, September 16, 2017 has been canceled.

“We have been informed by the St. Louis Police Department that they are not in a position to provide the standard protection for our audience as would be expected for an event of this size.
We have also been informed that local crowd security personnel would not be at full capacity.

In light of this information, we cannot in good conscience risk our fans’ safety by proceeding with tonight’s concert. As much as we regret having to cancel, we feel it is the only acceptable course of action in the current environment.” – Live Nation and U2

Fans who purchased tickets online will receive a refund on the credit card tickets were ordered on. Refunds for non-internet purchases will be available starting Monday at 10am at point of purchase.

Ed Sheeran has also canceled his St. Louis show, just in case.

(Via Larry and Michael)




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker.

In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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