U2 Show Canceled Following Reports Of Armed Man At Venue

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (CelebrityAccess) — Irish rock band U2 and promoter Live Nation postponed a concert in Sweden's capital city after an apparent security breach at the venue.

According to the Associated Press, thousands of concert-goers were evacuated from The Ericsson Globe Arena on Sunday, shortly before the concert was scheduled to start following reports that a man with a gun was allowed to pass security checkpoints.

Stockholm police are investigating an unconfirmed report which stated that a man was wrongly allowed to enter the venue with a firearm after he claimed to be an off duty police officer.

According to the Associated Press no one was found in the building with a gun and no arrests have been made.

In a post on U2's website, a rep for the band said:

"Due to a security breach, Stockholm's The Globen evacuated the audience from the building this evening.

"As the breach has not been resolved quickly and as audience safety is paramount, the police have advised The Globen and Live Nation that they have no option but to postpone tonight's show, to a rescheduled date of Tuesday 22nd September." – Staff Writers