The Sterling Heights, Michigan venue reportedly received two phone calls with threats of gun violence
Last night’s Beast Coast concert in Sterling Heights, Michigan was canceled after the venue received threats of a potential shooting, The Associated Press, ClickOnDetroit.com, and The Macomb Daily report. Promoter 313 Presents announced the concert’s cancelation just a few hours before it was scheduled to begin.
According to ClickOnDetroit.com, Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said the venue received two separate telephone threats of gun violence. “We had plans to beef up our security with extra uniformed and plainclothes deputies when we were contacted by the security at [Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at] Freedom Hillinforming us the concert was being canceled,” Wickersham said, according to The Macomb Daily. “Our people were already on site when word of the cancelation came down.”
According to The AP, there will be an investigation to determine who placed the phone calls.
Beast Coast—the hip-hop collective featuring members of Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies, and the Underachievers—are currently on the “Escape From New York Tour” in support of their debut album. After the cancelation was announced, Flatbush Zombies tweeted, “Apologies to all our fans.”
Due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight’s #BeastCoast Escape from New York Tour at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill is canceled. Refunds are available at point of purchase.
— MILotteryAmp (@MILotteryAmp) August 11, 2019
Photo – Joey Bada$$ of Beast Coast, July 2019 (Andrew Chin/Getty Images)