Noel Gallagher cancels High Flying Birds concert due to bomb threat at New York venue as crowd evacuates
Noel Gallagher’s concert in New York was evacuated before he took the stage due to a “bomb threat”.
Fans fled the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saturday night “out of an abundance of caution” after Garbage and Metric performed.
A message on the concert screens reportedly read: ‘ATTENTION! At this time, we will have to evacuate the place.
‘We ask that you proceed calmly to the nearest EXIT. Follow the instructions of staff and police officers.
‘For everyone’s safety, DO NOT rush or push. Thanks for your cooperation.’
Worrying: Noel Gallagher’s New York concert was evacuated before he took the stage due to a ‘bomb threat’ (pictured in 2019)
Later, the New York State Park Police confirmed that they were investigating the incident as a possible “terrorist threat”.
They announced on Facebook: ‘Out of an abundance of caution, the concert at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center has been called off at 9:40pm and concertgoers have been evacuated without incident.
“K9s completed a sweep of the venue after the crowd left, with negative results.”
Former Oasis frontman Noel, who was due to perform with the High Flying Birds, has not reacted.
However, Garbage wrote: ‘Our love and concern to all the fans at our show in Saratoga Springs tonight.
‘We pray that you are all safe and sound. This is fucking crazy.
‘We have no idea what happened tonight. We were all evacuated and we were worried about everyone!
I’m sorry we don’t have real information. We’ve just been told there was an emergency evacuation!
Evacuation: Fans fled the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saturday night ‘out of an abundance of caution’ after Garbage and Metric performed (pictured last month)
Noel, 56, is touring the US in support of his latest album, Council Skies, on a joint tour with Garbage.
On Monday they will play at the Summerstage In Central Park festival in the Big Apple.
Last month, their concert at Wisconsin’s Breese Stevens Field was canceled due to poor air quality caused by the Canadian wildfires.
Concert promoter FPC Live said the decision was “based on the Madison Public Health and Dane County Air Quality Advisory.”