Authorities in the
U.K. canceled a concert by DMX, claiming they were afraid the show could spark
violence in the crowd.
The event was scheduled
to take place Monday, October 6th at the City Hall. Promoters had made plans
to search patrons for guns, knives and drugs, but officials said that would
not be enough to allow DMX to perform.
Another U.K. act,
Dizzee Rascal was slated to open for DMX. Earlier in this year, Dizzee was stabbed
five times in Cyprus resort of Ayia Napa.
Sources said that
the stabbing was related to an ongoing feud with rival So Solid Crew.
at the City Hall made the joint decision along with the promoters that this
concert should not go ahead," Jo Barnes, general manager of Sheffield City
Hall told The Star. "Initial discussions with the promoters of this concert
and South Yorkshire Police led us to feel that it would be prudent to put on
extra security for this one evening. As this was not set in place, we felt that
as a public venue the safety of our visitors must come first and that without
the added safety of extra security the show must be canceled."
was awarded the Mercury music prize for his debut album Boy in Da Corner.