Ed Sheeran Cancels St. Louis Concert Amid Protests, Cites Safety Concerns
Yeah, I’m Not Playing St. Louis Either …
Cancels Show Amid Protests
9/16/2017 3:27 PM PDT
The promotion company for Ed’s tour put out a statement, saying his Sunday night concert at the Scottrade Center was nixed. They cited the same reason that U2 gave … local law enforcement couldn’t fully commit to providing a sufficient amount of police and other city services to protect concert goers.
The company went on to say they plan on having Ed return to St. Louis at a later date in 2018, as his schedule allows.
Ed’s the 2nd major music act to cancel a show in St. Louis after violence has erupted from protests. The protests stem from the acquittal of a former police officer who was charged with first degree murder of a black motorist following a high speed chase in 2011. Cops and protesters have flooded the streets as a result.
As with U2 … Ed’s fans will receive a refund for their tickets.