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U2 gig to go ahead tomorrow after 'security threat' forces evacuation of Stockholm show

The band confirmed that their gig last night was cancelled because of a “security threat”.

Updated at 9pm

A U2 GIG in Sweden last night was evacuated and rescheduled until tomorow because of a “security threat” at the Stockholm venue.

Fans were already in The Globe venue and waiting for the band to come on stage when the announcement was made at about 10.30pm that it would not be going ahead.

The concert had already been delayed by a number of hours because of long queues on the entrance to the venue.

After the cancellation was announced, Swedish police were then seen searching the venue and urging concert-goers to leave. All bins were also emptied according to Swedish television station SVT.

Local outlet Expressen.se quotes police sources as saying that they were searching for an ‘armed man’.

The band later released a statement saying that the decision was taken to cancel the gig because the security situation was not dealt with immediately.

“As the breach has not been resolved quickly and as audience safety is paramount, the police have advised The Globen and Live Nation that they have no option but to postpone tonight’s show, to a rescheduled date of 22 Tuesday September.”

First published at 7:45am

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