Noel Gallagher’s New York Concert Cancelled Due To Bomb Threat
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Noel Gallagher‘s recent concert in New York was abruptly canceled due to a bomb threat.
On Saturday night, the police responded to the bomb threat at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center where Gallagher and his band, High Flying Birds were all set to perform alongside co-headliner Garbage and opening act Metric. However, after the first two sets of performances, an unexpected message appeared on the screen that reads (via The Daily Gazette):
“ATTENTION! At this time, we will need to evacuate the venue. We ask that you 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.”
The following day, the New York State Park Police issued a statement saying:
“On July 8, 2023, the New York State Park Police, New York State Police, Saratoga Springs Police Department, Troy Police Department and Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office responded to a bomb threat at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Out of an abundance of caution, the concert at Saratoga Performing Arts Center was suspended at 9:40 p.m. and concert attendees were evacuated without incident. K9s completed a sweep of the venue after the crowd exited, with negative results.
“This incident is under investigation. This case will be investigated as ‘Making a Terroristic Threat,’ a Class D Felony.”
The venue hasn’t released a statement regarding the issue, but they’ve already started to promote a new show on Sunday, Kidz Bop Never Stop Live Tour.
On Twitter, Garbage wrote to their fans:
“Our love and concern to all the fans at our show in Saratoga Springs tonight. We pray you are all safe and sound. This is fucking insane.
“We have no idea what happened tonight. 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!!!!”
Meanwhile, Gallagher, Garbage and Metric have a few more dates left on their tour, which is scheduled to wrap up on July 15 in Boston.