TROUTDALE, Oregon (CelebrityAccess) — Folk-rock group The Avett Brothers canceled a sold-out show at the Edgefield on Saturday after a man identifying himself as a police officer entered the venue with a firearm.
A statement from the band said the Man’s firearm was identified when the individual passed through a metal detector at the entrance to the venue.
“This evening, during the admission process at our show at the Edgefield McMenamins in Troutdale, Oregon, an individual passing through the metal detector was found to be carrying a gun. When confronted by the security guard and informed of the no-firearm policy of the venue, the individual stated that he was an out-of-state police officer and showed a badge,” the statement from the band said.
“The security guard then asked the individual to wait for the manager so his entry could be confirmed. The individual disregarded her instructions and ventured immediately into the sizeable audience. After an exhaustive search of the venue by the security staff of both the band and the venue, the individual was not located,” the statement added.
The band stated that as the man was not confirmed to be a police officer and out of concern for their fans, the band decided to cancel the show.
The Avett Brothers said they are planning to do a makeup date for the abruptly canceled show in the coming weeks, but as of yet, have not rescheduled the performance. The show was the third gig in a three-night stand at the Edgefield.