Ed Sheeran fans were left disappointed in St. Louis last night. The singer was forced to cancel his Sunday concert at the Scottrade Center because of the protests in the city following the acquittal of a cop who was charged with the murder of a black motorist in 2011.
"With the safety of the fans being of upmost concern, and after consulting with local officials, who could not fully commit to providing a sufficient amount of police and other city services support, we felt it was in everyone’s best interest to cancel Sunday night's show," Messing Touring Group said in a statement. "While we regret to have had to come to this decision, we do look forward to returning to St. Louis as soon as Ed’s schedule will allow in 2018."
Earlier in the weekend U2 canceled their Saturday show in St. Louis because of the protests as well. Both acts said they had to cancel because local law enforcement wouldn’t be able to provide enough security to protect concertgoers.
Refunds will be given to all those with tickets.