U2 Cancels St. Louis Show Amid Protests Over Cop’s Acquittal

U2 Cancels St. Louis Show Amid

Security concerns have forced U2 to cancel their Saturday night (Sept. 16) show in St. Louis, Missouri at The Dome at America’s Center, according to a statement shared by the band and Live Nation.

When asked for a reason for the cancellation, a representative for Live Nation referenced unrest in St. Louis’ downtown area and in the Central West End due to the not guilty verdict of ex-police officer Jason of Jason Stockley, who was found not guilty in the murder of Anthony Lamar Smith, leading to protests in St. Louis downtown and in the Central West End, according the Washington Post.

“We have been informed by the St. Louis Police Department that they are not in a position to provide the standard protection for our audience as would be expected for an event this size,” it reads. “We have also been informed that local crowd security personnel would not be at full capacity.”

The band continued that they “cannot in good conscience risk our fans’ safety by proceeding with
tonight’s concert.”

“As much as we regret having to cancel, we feel it is the only acceptable course of action in the current environment.”

The Dome, previously known as the Edward Jones Dome, is the former home of the St. Louis Rams
and has a capacity of 66,965. The Dome has hosted shows by One Direction and Beyonce, and presented the Guns N Roses Not in this Lifetime tour this past July.

Purchased tickets online will receive a refund on the credit card tickets were ordered on.

Refunds for non-internet purchases will be available starting at 10 a.m. Monday at at point of purchase.

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  1. It amazing. There were maybe 100 of these mostly white opportunist showoffs in the street far away from the dome (of course), which borders the worst ghetto in America. These losers, who wouldn’t have anything to do with blacks to begin with because STL is the most segregated city in America, are only hurting their pretend cause. Millions of dollars were just lost. I’m glad. Let the city die and let these leftist lunatics give the coup de grace.

  2. Alex says:

    Cowards and phonies, they should be joining the protesters.

  3. Stan says:

    Wow, a sold out U2 stadium show usually grosses $10 to $15 Million. That is a lot of money to throw away. Sounds like U2 has no plans to re-schedule or return to St. Louis. Their loss. Saw the show in both Dallas & Houston. Terrific concert.

  4. Ellie says:

    “risk our fan’s safety”

    Not fond of U2, but thought the band would have more than one fan in St. Louis.

  5. Ron Obvious says:


    I know U2 isn’t as popular as they used to be… but they only have ONE fan in St. Louis?!

  6. Allan Falk says:

    Great to see BLM and ANTIFA working together , violence and riots are no longer just in the middle east and africa. rejoyce libs, you must love this.

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