Live Nation Cancels NYC Concerts From YG, Vince Staples And More
Following a fatal shooting at New York City’s Irving Plaza last week, Live Nation decided to nix upcoming shows by a few prominent artists in the Big Apple.
In a statement issued to Rolling Stone, the entertainment entity shared that Gramercy Theatre and Irving Plaza will no longer host the concerts that were slated to occur from YG, Vince Staples, Black Pistol Fire, Mac Miller, Appetite for Destruction, and most recently Joey Bada$$.
“In light of last week’s tragic event, we are acting with an overabundance of caution and coordinating a going forward strategy with the New York Police Department that may also include a curfew,” the notification reads. “Because these discussions with New York Police Department are ongoing, we will be postponing a few of our upcoming shows.” The concerts were set to take place beginning Thursday (June 2) to Monday night (June 6).
This news follows the dismal incident at Irving Plaza which involved rapper Troy Ave and an unidentified suspect. Gunfire rang at the venue on May 25, which left Troy Ave’s friend, Ronald “Banga” McPhatter dead, while the Brooklyn native and another shooting victim suffered injuries.
Troy Ave was recently released from NYU Langone Medical Center on May 30, and is currently being held in jail without bail. Updated reports also revealed that authorities are searching for an alleged second gunman.