Update: Live Nation has canceled or postponed six New York City shows in light of the Irving Plaza shooting, reports Rolling Stone. The shows include upcoming dates from Vince Staples, YG, Joey Bada$$, and Mac Miller at Irving Plaza and Gramercy Theatre. Rock groups Appetite for Destruction and Black Pistol Fire also had upcoming shows canceled or postponed.
“In light of last week’s tragic event, we are acting with an overabundance of caution and coordinating a going forward strategy with the New York Police Department that may also include a curfew,” a spokesman for Irving Plaza and Gramercy Theatre explained. “Because these discussions with New York Police Department are ongoing, we will be postponing a few of our upcoming shows.”
In the week since the tragic shooting during a T.I. concert at New York City’s Irving Plaza, things have begun to escalate rather quickly in response. Some of T.I.’s future shows have been cancelled, Troy Ave was formally charged with attempted murder, and now people who were not involved or even present for the situation are being pulled in.
Joey Bada$$ was set to have a show at Irving Plaza tomorrow night, but now it appears that the NYPD have shut it down before ahead of time. Though there’s no from the NYPD, it would appear that this sudden cancellation of a rap show at the same venue is their way of trying to prevent any more fatal incidents.
To make up for the last minute cancellation, Joey took to Twitter to announce a back-up plan for him and his fans. He informed fans that his show tomorrow night was cancelled, but followed it up with better news: a location to meet up and party with him tonight.
NYC: They cancelled my show tmrw so we gon party. Meet me at 270 Layfatette St (G STAR SOHO LOCATION) @ 4PM TODAY‼️‼️
— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) June 1, 2016
Though unfortunate, this news comes as no surprise considering New York City Police commissioner William Bratton referred to these “so-called rap artists” as “thugs that basically celebrate the violence they’ve lived all their lives,” just a day after the shooting. As of now, it is unclear how this previous incident will impact all upcoming rap shows in New York City.