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U2 show in Sweden rescheduled due to security risk

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U2 was set to continue the European leg of its Innocence + Experience Tour in Stockholm, Sweden Sunday night, but after authorities evacuated the Globe Arena due to a security breach, the band canceled the performance and rescheduled it for Tuesday evening.

According to Stockholm Police spokesman Kjell Nildgren, authorities responded when organizers reported that security personnel at the venue may not have performed security checks “in the proper way,” he told the Associated Press. This led to the decision “to stop the entrance for spectators and get the people out that had come inside in order to search the area.” Nildgren added that police were “investigating a crime against Swedish weapon laws” but that no suspicious activity had been discovered yet.

In a post announcing the rescheduled concert, U2 assured fans that “audience safety is paramount” and confirmed that all tickets for Sunday’s show will be honored Tuesday. “The organizers apologize for the inconvenience caused and thank the audience for their understanding. Their safety is the priority,” the statement said. The band performs another Stockholm show at the same venue Monday night.

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