Hunter Hayes Cancels St. Louis Concert Over Ferguson Concerns

Worries of Re-Ignited Unrest Cause State of Emergency Declaration

Hunter Hayes has canceled his Nov. 20 concert at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis in response to concerns of public unrest following a grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency ahead of the decision’s announcement, which will determine whether or not police officer Darren Wilson will face criminal charges in the Aug. 9 case. Following the shooting, local residents and supporters staged protests in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, which frequently turned violent.

According to the Chaifetz Arena website:

“Out of respect for Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s declaration declaring a state of emergency in Missouri, Hunter Hayes’ Thursday, November 20 show at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis has been cancelled. Tickets will be reimbursed at the point of purchase. At this time, all other University related events at Saint Louis University this week are planned to go on as scheduled. Hayes assures his fans that he will be back to St. Louis in 2015.”

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