The Band Perry Cancel Concert After Threats
Two men walked into an near where the Band Perry were set to perform on Sunday (July 3) and allegedly made threats that caused the trio to postpone their show until August. Delaware State Police say the show was canceled due to heightened security concerns.
While it’s not clear what the two men allegedly said, it was specific to the concert and would have put the Band Perry, their fans and volunteers and employees at the Freeman Stage at Bayside in Selbyville, Del., at risk. Photographs of the two men have been released. The Delaware News Journal reports that police have described them as being between 20 and 30 years old.
About 2,400 fans were preparing for the sold out show. The cancelation was announced just before opening act Melissa Alesi started. The new date for the Band Perry’s show is Aug. 17, and anyone who bought tickets can get refunds. Security at the venue had increased since the shootings at the Pulse nightclub and the shooting of The Voice singer Christina Grimmie.
After the announcement was made, the Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry tweeted their apologies and concerns.
To our friends + fans in Delaware — Due to heightened security concerns, and for the safety of our fans, the show has been rescheduled for August 17. While we are sad we don’t get to see you tonight, we love you and consider your wellbeing and security our top priority. We’ll see you soon.
The Band Perry's next concert is scheduled for July 5 in Lewiston, N.Y.
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