By Amanda Wicks
Following Christina Grimmie’s tragic death at the hands of a fan in June, musicians have been taking extra precautions when it comes to their shows. Drake, for one, allegedly canceled his fan meet-and-greets over safety concerns, and now The Band Perry announced they will be postponing their Delaware show over threats.
Two men allegedly threatened the show mere hours before The Band Perry was set to take the stage at 7:30 p.m., according to Delaware’s The News Journal. Delaware State Police Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said the men made the comments to an employee at the Americana Bayside Welcome Center at 2:55 p.m. The Welcome Center is located close to the open-air Freeman Stage, where the group was supposed to perform for 2,400 people.
Due to concerns not only for the group’s safety but also for the crowd, authorities worked with The Band Perry’s management to cancel their show and postpone it until August.
Authorities circulated an image of the two white men who made the threats. One is wearing a purple t-shirt and the second is wearing a green t-shirt; both have close cropped hair and appear to be between 20 and 30 years old.
The Band Perry will return to Delaware on August 17 to make up for the show. The group tweeted their apology to fans.
To our friends + fans in Delaware. https://t.co/ILoMOke9ZY—
The Band Perry (@thebandperry) July 03, 2016