Like U2, who canceled their Saturday night performance at St. Louis’ the Dome at America’s Center, the promoters of Sheeran’s tour were concerned that security could be understaffed in the concert because of the unrest throughout St. Louis.
On Saturday, U2 stated of the choice to cancel their Saturday night show, “We can’t in good conscience risk our fans’ safety by proceeding with tonight’s concert. Around we regret getting to cancel, we’re feeling it’s the only acceptable plan of action in the present atmosphere.”
They added, “Basically we regret to possess had arrive at this decision, we all do expect to coming back to St. Louis when Ed’s schedule allows in 2018.” Tickets for Sunday’s concert is going to be refunded.
Following a verdict, protesters marched through the city. However, the protests grew to become more aggressive during the night, with rocks tossed in direction of police force. Nine officials were hurt and also over 32 everyone was arrested throughout the unrest Friday night.
On Friday, the court found former officer Jason Stockley not liable of murder within the brutal 2011 shooting dying of Anthony Lamar Cruz. Stockley seemed to be charged with planting a gun in the scene to be able to claim self-defense.
Bono put in another statement, “Deeply saddened at what is happening in St. Louis and getting to cancel our show tonight. I discovered myself studying Dr. [Martin Luther] King’s speech in the National Cathedral and asking myself is that this 1968 or 2017?”
Other St. Louis-area occasions which were canceled a few days ago range from the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Harry Potter and also the Chamber of Secrets, a concert by comedian Mike Birbiglia and also the city’s Shakespeare within the Roads event, the St. Louis Publish-Dispatch reports.