Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Veteran Rockers Filter Forced to Cancel Swedish Show After Death Threats

by VVN Music

Filter were forced to call off a Monday night show in Gothenburg, Sweden after receiving death threats.

The veteran band was scheduled to play the Sticky Fingers nightclub; however, threats that were made to the band, reportedly in the wake of two separate incidents in Orlando, FL over the weekend, caused them to call the show off.

Lead singer Richard Patrick (right) released a statement saying "Threats were made to Filter's well being that were not taken lightly. We felt it necessary to cancel and are so sorry to our fans. After an extremely violent weekend in The United States our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the innocent victims in Orlando as well as Christina Grimmie's friends and family."

The situation was confirmed on the official Filter Facebook page, saying "Filter just received a death threat at the club tonight. We will not be performing."

Filter is currently out playing behind their new album, Crazy Eyes, which was released on April 8. They formed in 1993 and are best known for their 1999 single Take a Picture which went to 12 on the Hot 100, 3 on the Alternative chart and 4 in Mainstream Rock.


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