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Live Nation axes shows in wake of TI shooting

A spokesman for LN's New York venues the Gramercy Theatre and Irving Plaza says they are "acting with caution" while discussions with the NYPD are ongoing

By IQ on 02 Jun 2016

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Joey Bada$$, who was scheduled to perform at the Irving Plaza tonight

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Live Nation has postponed six upcoming New York shows in response to the shooting of four people at a TI concert last Wednesday.

“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 Live Nation-operated venues the Gramercy Theatre and the Irving Plaza (where the shooting happened) tells Rolling Stone. “Because these discussions with New York Police Department are ongoing, we will be postponing a few of our upcoming shows.”

Affected are concerts by rappers Joey Bada$$ (tonight), Mac Miller (tomorrow) and Vince Staples (Saturday) at the Irving and shows by Guns N’ Roses cover band Appetite for Destruction (Friday), rock duo Black Pilstol Fire (Saturday) and rapper YG (Monday) at the Gramercy.

It is not yet known whether Live Nation will cancel any further concerts.

Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave, who was apparently engaged in a feud with another rapper, Maino, has been arrested in connection with the shooting and will face attempted murder and weapons charges, said a NYPD police spokesman.

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