LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — A concert by Dead & Company was briefly interrupted on Wednesday night after someone called in a bomb threat.
According to CBS News, the band, which consists of former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann as well as John Mayer, was pulled from stage midway through a song while the venue’s security team searched the stage with dogs trained to find explosives.
A subsequent statement released to Variety by the County of Los Angeles said:
“Last night, a performance at the Hollywood Bowl was briefly interrupted while on-site authorities investigated an unfounded bomb threat that was called in during the concert.
“Because the safety of our patrons is paramount, we immediately initiated a thorough search of the area that turned up no evidence validating the threat. Hollywood Bowl security always includes onsite law enforcement officers, explosive detection dogs and metal detectors at all entrances to the venue. The concert resumed without further incident.”
ABC News reported that patrons of the venue were apparently not informed of the threat while the search was conducted. – Staff Writers