Courtney Love’s Hole gig cancelled due to London Facebook party riot

Singer/guitarist was staying next to party house

Courtney Love‘s London Hole gig was cancelled last night due to the singer/guitarist being blocked into the street she was staying on while a riot occurred nearby.

Love had been due to play at the Proud Galleries in Camden, last night (February 11) but due to police being called to a party that got out of hand on Park Lane she was blocked in the premises. Many party attendees had heard about the event via Facebook.

According to the Telegraph police attended the scene where thousands of teenagers flooded the street, with some climbing onto the roof of a five-storey townhouse. Park Lane and Oxford Street were shut off due to the incident, resulting in Love‘s detainment.

“There was a stand off between the police and a huge group of teenagers,” an anonymous eyewitness was quoted as saying. “The police had their shields and batons raised and the teenagers were stood about 30 yards away being very rowdy. The atmosphere was pretty tense.”

Love apologised to fans via her Facebook page. “There was a squatters riot outside my house in Park Lane tonight,” she wrote. “A big scary weird one… 3,000 people turned into 10,000 and the cops refused to let us go out to Smash & Grab at Proud. And I’m so so sorry, all dressed up with nowhere to go.”

Hole are set to play a Shockwaves NME Awards Show on February 17 at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London. The sold-out show will be the first Hole gig in 11 years.