Blink-182 Postpones El Paso Show In Light Of Mass Shooting
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Blink-182 performs in 2018.
Blink-182 cancelled its Sunday night concert in at UTEP Don Haskins Arena in El Paso, Texas, in light of the mass shooting at an El Paso mall that left at least 21 dead on Saturday.
“Following today’s terrible tragedy in El Paso we are postponing our Sunday, August 4th show at the UTEP Don Haskins Arena in solidarity with the community,” the band tweeted. “Sending our love to the entire community of El Paso.”
“Following today’s terrible tragedy in El Paso Blink-182 is postponing their Sunday, August 4 show at the UTEP Don Haskins Arena in solidarity with the community,” the UTEP Office of Special Events posted on Facebook. “Please stay tuned for further updates coming soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their friends and families in the city of El Paso, Texas.”
Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus tweeted out several updates of his own on Saturday, informing followers of the band’s safety.
“We are locked down in our hotel in El Paso,” tweeted Hoppus, who also shared concerns – later proven erroneous – that a second shooter was active at a second local mall.
Lil Wayne, co-headliner for much of Blink-182’s summer tour, was not booked for the El Paso gig, as he was performing at Chicago’s Lollapalooza the prior night.
Blink-182’s tour resumes tonight, with Lil Wayne, at Phoenix’s Ak-Chin Pavilion.