Country group The Band Perry cancel concert after security threat

Police are searching for two men after Delaware gig is abandoned

Country trio The Band Perry cancelled a concert in Delaware yesterday (July 4) after receiving threats from two men.

Police are searching for two men after the show at the 2,400-capacity open-air Freeman Stage theatre was abandoned.

The two men went to the Bayside Welcome Center near the theatre at 2:55pm and told a member of security that the concert would be under threat. Police have declined to give precise details of the threats made.

It’s believed the men are aged 20-30. One was wearing green shorts and a green T-shirt, the other blue shorts and a purple T-shirt.

Freeman Stage events director Patti Grimes said the venue contacted The Band Perry’s management and, following a discussion, agreed to postpone the show. It has been re-arranged to take place on August 17.

Grimes said: “You always want to make the right decision, and that might not be the popular decision. Since this is an active ongoing investigation, we are not at liberty to share the details.”

The Band Perry comprise of siblings Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry. Their self-titled debut from 2010 produced the Top 20 US hit ‘If I Die Young’ and 2013 follow-up ‘Pioneer’ was initially produced by Rick Rubin before Michael Jackson guitarist Dann Huff eventually worked with the trio as producer.