Live Nation Cancels Multiple NYC Concerts Following Irving Plaza Shooting

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In the wake of last week's deadly shooting at New York's Irving Plaza during a T.I. concert, other artists are already paying the price. Rolling Stone reports that concert promoter Live Nation has canceled or postponed six upcoming shows — nearly all featuring rap artists — at both Irving Plaza and Gramercy Theatre. "In light of last week's tragic event, we are acting with an overabundance of caution and coordinating a going forward strategy with the New York Police Department that may also include a curfew," a spokesperson tells RS. "Because these discussions with New York Police Department are ongoing, we will be postponing a few of our upcoming shows." Those shows include concerts from rappers Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, YG, and Vince Staples, as well as Guns N' Roses cover band Appetite for Destruction and Canadian rock duo Black Pistol Fire. 

In a since-deleted tweet, Bada$$ accused the NYPD on Wednesday of canceling his show, which the NYPD denied. Sources tell Rolling Stone that although the artists are mostly rap acts, the cancellations affected anyone scheduled to perform at either venue this weekend regardless of genre. Black Pistol Fire have reportedly already rescheduled their show, while the other artists are said to be in negotiations to play at alternate venues this weekend — which coincides with the New York–area festivals Governors Ball and Hot 97's Summer Jam. It's currently unclear if Live Nation will cancel or move other upcoming shows at these venues.