A U2 concert on Sunday in Stockholm, Sweden, was canceled due to a security breach. The concert venue was evacuated, and the show rescheduled for Sept. 22.


A statement issued on the band’s official website explained that “audience safety is paramount” and that there was no other option but to postpone the show.

There is no word yet on what the security breach entailed, but Expressen, a Swedish media outlet, reported that it may have had to do with an off-duty police officer who was accidentally allowed in with a gun. Off-duty officers in Sweden are not allowed to carry guns, according to their laws. However, no gun was found during a search of the venue after the evacuation was complete.

Below is the whole statement from U2’s website.


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“Due to a security breach, Stockholm’s The Globen evacuated the audience from the building this evening.
As the breach has not been resolved quickly and as audience safety is paramount, the police have advised The Globen and Live Nation that they have no option but to postpone tonight’s show, to a rescheduled date of Tuesday 22nd September.
All tickets from Sunday 20th September are valid for Tuesday 22nd September.
The organizers apologize for the inconvenience caused and thank the audience for their understanding. Their safety is the priority.”

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