GLASGOW GIG HALTED

The band's set is stopped because of fears of a crowd surge...

THE STROKES had to stop their show in GLASGOW last night amid crowd safety concerns.

The band continued their UK tour at the Glasgow Braehead Arena (December 1), their first Scottish show in support of their second album ’Room On Fire’.

In total, the set was halted for approximately seven minutes. The first time a problem was noticed, singer Julian Casablancas asked the crowd to move back.

Shortly after that there was more activity. The band’s tour manager took Julian to the side of the stage to explain the problem, and then he went back to mic and said: “Can you step back or they’ll stop it.”

Then the tour manager then came on stage himself and explained the situation. While the barrier was being inspected so the gig could go ahead the band jammed, dinner jazz style.

The venue’s manager told NME.COM: “There were no injuries as a result of the barrier moving, and no danger of the barrier collapsing. We took precautionary measures to make sure there was no further movement. There was not, and the brilliant show continued without incident. The band were superb in how they dealt with the situation and showed admirable concern for the fans.”

The band played: ‘Reptilia’

‘Under Control’

‘What Ever Happened?’

‘Someday’

‘You Talk Way Too Much’

‘I Can’t Win’

‘The Modern Age’

‘12:51’

‘New York City Cops’

‘Between Love And Hate’

‘Last Nite’

‘Hard To Explain’

‘The End Has No End’

‘Automatic Stop’

‘Soma’

‘Take It Or Leave It’

The Strokes have a day off today, but resume their tour in Cardiff tomorrow (December 3). The final dates in the UK are at the London Alexandra Palace (5-6), before the band head off into Europe for more shows.

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