Blink-182 postponed their Sunday El Paso show after the tragic shopping center shooting in the city that has now left 22 dead and several others wounded.
According to tweets from Mark Hoppus, the band was put on lockdown in the hotel they stayed at. Hoppus live-tweeted the events during the lockdown Saturday.
we are locked down in our hotel in el paso. over the intercom system they just announced that there are reports of another active shooter directly across the street at a location different from the first shootings.
— mark hoppus.🏳️🌈 (@markhoppus) August 3, 2019
Blink 182 said via Twitter the band decided to postpone the concert to stand in “solidarity with the community.”
Following today’s terrible tragedy in El Paso we are postponing our Sunday, August 4th show at the UTEP Don Haskins Arena in solidarity with the community. Please stay tuned for further updates coming soon. Sending our love to the entire community of El Paso.
— blink-182 (@blink182) August 4, 2019
The shooter, 21 year old Patrick Crusius, is being treated as a domestic terrorist, held on a charge of capital murder and possibly federal hate crimes. A new concert date has not been rescheduled at this time.