The Roots' SXSW Concert Was Canceled Due to a Bomb Threat

SXSW cancels The Roots concert after 'security concern'

The Austin police subsequently arrested Trevor Weldon Ingram, 26, charging him with making a terroristic threat, a third-degree felony.

Less than four hours before showtime, Live Nation (the event's producer) was contacted by email with threats of a bomb.

The Austin Police Department has arrested a man who allegedly called in a bomb threat on Saturday night, forcing the cancelation of the Bud Light x The Roots & Friends Jam showcase at the Fair Market venue, according to the Austin Chronicle.

An Austin concert set to star The Roots was abruptly canceled because of an unspecified "security concern", event organizers said Saturday night.

According to CBS News, police report that the message was received on Saturday afternoon, directly threatening The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in-house band.

The Roots were scheduled to perform at the SXSW Festival yesterday (March 17).

Fox 7 reported that police deployed to the site monitored the threat but found none. Beer-maker Bud Lite, the event's top sponsor, opted to cancel The Roots' show in the interest of safety.

A statement from sponsors Bud Light reads: "Due to a security concern, we have made the hard decision to cancel tonight's Bud Light x The Roots SXSW Jam". He defended the cancellation on Twitter on Sunday.

The group's drummer Questlove cited "a severe emergency" in since-deleted tweets about the cancellation, while organisers have confirmed that there was a "security concern". Live Nation told APD, whose officers went out to Fair Market to canvass the property; no threat was found at that time.

This week saw two people killed in Austin after three packages delivered to residential homes exploded.



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