U2 cancels St Louis concert

U2 has canceled tonight’s (Sat, Sept 16th) The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 stop in St. Louis at The Dome at America’s Center due to security issues. The cancellation comes as protests run rampant throughout the city due to the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley of first degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith.

Live Nation has released the following statement in regards to the cancellation.

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

“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.”

Refunds will be given on the credit card tickets were purchased. Refunds for non-internet purchases begin Monday, September 18th at 10 am CT at point of purchase.

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 has been named biggest tour of the year as the group played to more than one million fans during the first leg that wrapped July 1st. With ticket sales surpassing 2.4 million across North and South America, the UK and Europe, and Mexico, The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 has reaffirmed its standing as the most commercially and critically successful tour of the year.

The tour resumes Tuesday, September 19th in Phoenix before moving onto San Diego next weekend and beyond to South America. Beck is the special guest on all North American dates with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds in South America.

The group just released their new single, “You’re The Best Thing About Me,” with an expected December 1st release date for Songs Of Experience, the companion follow up to 2014’s Songs Of Innocence.

Tour Dates:

September 19 – Phoenix, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium w/Beck
September 22 – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium w/Beck
October 3 – Mexico City, Mexico – Foro Sol w/Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
October 4 – Mexico City, Mexico – Foro Sol w/Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
October 7 – Bogota, Colombia – Estadio El Campin w/Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
October 10 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – La Plata w/Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
October 11 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – La Plata w/Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
October 14 – Santiago, Chile – Estadio Nacional w/Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
October 19 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Morumbi Stadium w/Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
October 21 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Morumbi Stadium w/Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
October 22 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Morumbi Stadium w/Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Author: Buddy Iahn

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