In the wake of the unfortunate shooting during an opening act of a T.I. concert at Irving Plaza last week that left one person dead and injured three others, Joey Badass tweeted that the NYPD has cancelled his show that was set for the same venue tomorrow as part of the Governor’s Ball After Dark series. This is most likely in support of NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton’s remarks which blamed rap music for the shooting. Badass has since deleted the tweet, but has asked fans to join him at the G-Star SOHO location in NYC to make up for the cancellation. According to Billboard, The NYPD have not released any comment on the cancellation, and there is no word from Live Nation on the cancellation and whether ticket holders will be refunded. Mac Miller and Vince Staples are set to perform as part of the same program on 6/3 and 6/4 respectively, there is no word as to whether or not those shows will still take place.
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
UPDATE: According to Rolling Stone, Live Nation is postponing six shows total in response to last week’s shooting. Irving Plaza was set to host Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller and Vince Staples over the next four nights. Brother venue Gramercy Theater was set to host Guns N’ Roses cover band Appetite For Destruction, Canadian rock duo Black Pistol Fire, and YG over the next five nights. A spokeperson at LiveNation has given a statement regarding the postponements:
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. Because these discussions with New York Police Department are ongoing, we will be postponing a few of our upcoming shows.