Sunday, September 20, 2015

U2 show in Stockholm postponed over security threat

U2’s September 20 show at The Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden was postponed over security concerns.

“Due to a security breach, Stockholm's The Globen evacuated the audience from the building this evening,” said the band. “As the breach has not been resolved quickly and as audience safety is paramount, the police have advised The Globen and Live Nation that they have no option but to postpone tonight's show, to a rescheduled date of Tuesday 22nd September.

“All tickets from Sunday 20th September are valid for Tuesday 22nd September.

“The organizers apologize for the inconvenience caused and thank the audience for their understanding. Their safety is the priority.”

While neither U2 or promoter Live Nation have issued further details regarding the incident, Swedish news outlet Aftonbladet reports local police were called after a man claiming to be a police officer showed a gun at security check and was then let inside the arena.

The concert was the third date at the Swedish venue as part of U2’s “Innocence + Experience” tour.

The European leg is scheduled to wrap up in late November with four shows in the band’s hometown of Dublin, Ireland.

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