Gun threat halts rock show
A rock concert in Florida featuring Job For A Cowboy was halted last night after venue owners were warned a member of the audience was armed and planning to shoot and stab people.
The Summer Slaughter tour stop at the Ritz in Tampa was suspended for two hours when police were called to investigate. No one was injured during the incident.
Officers evacuated the venue and searched fans for weapons before allowing the event to continue.
Job For A Cowboy drummer Jon ‘Charn’ Rice tells Blabbermouth: “A note was passed to the bartender stating that during our set a man with two knives and a gun was going to hurt people.
“Cops were called, and after the proper precautions were taken the show set off again, albeit a bit behind. No one was hurt and everyone involved is safe.”
Journalist Stephen Rafferty says: “Job For A Cowboy finished their set almost two hours behind. Lots of people came late and had no idea what was going on. Crowd and police were tremendous.”
Job For A Cowboy are part of the month-long Summer Slaughter tour along with Cannibal Corpse, Between The Buried And Me, the Faceless, Periphery, Veil of Maya, Goatwhore, Exhumed and Cerebral Bore. The band’s bassist, Nick Schendzielos, is not on the road while his girlfriend recovers from a serious traffic accident in which she sustained head and body injuries.