U2 cancels St. Louis concert over security fears
U2 has canceled a concert in St. Louis at the last minute due to inadequate police protection in the wake of violent protests that rocked the city on Friday.
The band and its promoter, Live Nation, announced Saturday that they were pulling the plug on a show scheduled for later this evening.
“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,” read the statement. “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.”
Fans who purchased tickets will receive a full refund, the band added.