Friday, 19 December 2014
Wiley shows cancelled after shooting ar Garage 'disturbance'
North London venue The Garage was closed temporarily after a shooting took place outside it on Monday night. The victim, a 25 year old man, was admitted to hospital with non-threatening injuries, and is said to be in a stable condition. Police confirmed to the NME that officers were called to the Highbury venue following a "disturbance" shortly before midnight. Whilst no arrests have yet been made, and investigation by Trident officers and Islington Police is ongoining. A show due to be headlined by grime MC Wiley was subsequently postponed, as have additional December dates (in Birmingham and Manchester) celebrating the recent release of his 'Snakes & Ladders' LP. A spokesperson for the show's promoter SJM Concerts has confirmed that replacement dates will be revealed "soon". In a statement to press, SJM added: "Following an incident which took place outside The Garage in London last night, the main venue is unable to open this evening. It is with regret that the venue has no option other than to cancel tonight's Wiley show, which is a decision in no way related to Wiley, his management team nor his support acts".
Also cancelling - Tove Lo's forthcoming shows at London's Koko (22 Jan) Manchester's Academy 2 (23 Jan) have been postponed whilst Tove recovers from an ongoing inflammation of her vocal cord, which she says means she'll be inactive for two months and The Who cancelled to December dates at the O2: The two dates at the London's O2 Arena, set for December 17 and 18, had had to be postponed after lead singer Roger Daltrey wemt down with a throat infection..