Vince Staples, YG, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller Irving Plaza Shows Canceled in Shooting Aftermath
An Irving Plaza and Gramercy Theater spokesperson cites "an overabundance of caution"
In the aftermath of last week’s fatal shooting at T.I.’s Irving Plaza concert, which left one dead and three injured, Live Nation has canceled or postponed several upcoming shows at the aforementioned venue, as well as at the Gramercy Theatre. According to Rolling Stone, the Irving Plaza cancellations affect Vince Staples (June 4), Joey Bada$$ (June 2), YG (June 6), and Mac Miller (June 3). Additional canceled shows include Guns N’ Roses cover band Appetite for Destruction (June 3) and Canadian rock act Black Pistol Fire (June 4) at the Gramercy.
“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,” an Irving Plaza and Gramercy Theatre spokesperson told Rolling Stone. “Because these discussions with New York Police Department are ongoing, we will be postponing a few of our upcoming shows.”
Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave, who was injured during the incident, was formally arraigned this week on charges of attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon in connection to the shooting. The rapper pled not guilty to the charges (his lawyer argues self-defense) and will be held without bail until his trial.