Monday, July 10, 2023

Noel Gallagher concert shut down due to bomb threat

A Noel Gallagher concert in upstate New York was shut down on July 8 due to a bomb threat at the venue.

According to Rolling Stone, the Saratoga Performing Afters Center announced an evacuation order to fans following performances by the evening’s opening acts, Metric and Garbage, around the scheduled start time for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

“At this time, we will need to evacuate the venue,” read the announcement on digital monitors throughout the venue at around 10 p.m. without further explanation. “We ask you to calmly proceed to the nearest exit. Please follow directions of staff and police officers. For the safety of everyone, please do not rush or push. Thank you for your cooperation.”

“We have no idea what happened tonight,” shared Garbage on social media at the time. “We were just all evacuated and we were concerned for everyone!!! I’m sorry we have no real information. We were just told there was an emergency evacuation!!!!”

On Sunday evening, the New York State Park Police provided an update via Facebook, confirming that the event was shut down due to a bomb threat.

“Out of an abundance of caution, the concert at Saratoga Performing Arts Center was suspended ‪at 9:40 pm and concert attendees were evacuated without incident. K9s completed a sweep of the venue after the crowd exited, with negative results,” the department’s post read. “This incident is under investigation.‬ This case will be investigated as, Making a Terroristic Threat, a Class D Felony.”

Gallagher is on a North American tour in support of his recently-released album, “Council Skies”, which the Oasis rocker recorded at his Lone Star Recording Studios in London and co-produced with long-time collaborator Paul 'Strangeboy' Stacey.

The project recently debuted at No. 2 on the Official Albums Chart Top 100 to deliver the band its fifth UK Top 5 record.

“Council Skies” is now available via multiple formats, including HD digital, CD, LP, 3LP and 2CD deluxe limited-edition packages, featuring remixes by The Cure’s Robert Smith and Pet Shop Boys.

Get your copy of “Council Skies” here.

See also:

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Noel Gallagher performs new single on BBC’s Later with Jools Holland
Noel Gallagher debuts Council Skies on UK album charts
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