blink-182 Postpone El Paso Show Following Mass Shooting
blink-182 has postponed their show tonight (August 4) at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso following the mass shooting at a local Walmart that resulted in the deaths of 20 people.
The band released the following statement via Twitter: “Following today’s terrible tragedy in El Paso we are postponing our Sunday, August 4th show at the UTEP Don Haskins Arena in solidarity with the community. Please stay tuned for further updates coming soon. Sending our love to the entire community of El Paso.”
During the shooting, the band was part of a lockdown at a nearby hotel during which Mark Hoppus took to Twitter to share the following:
“We are locked down in our hotel in El Paso. Over the intercom system, they just announced that there are reports of another active shooter directly across the street at a location different from the first shootings.
We were leaving breakfast when our security texted that there was an active shooter at the mall we were headed to. Saw dozens of police cars on the freeway and surface streets. Helicopters. We got back to the hotel and turned on the news to see what was happening.
Then the intercom said there are reports of another shooting across the street at the Bassett Place Mall. I don’t see or hear police or helicopters so hopefully, it’s just an overabundance of caution and someone got the malls confused. So terrible.”