**UPDATE**: JOB FOR A COWBOY drummer Jon “Charn” Rice has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding yesterday’s events:
“Just to clarify the events that happened this evening, a note was passed to the bartender stating that during our set a man with two knives and a gun was going to hurt people. Cops were called and after the proper precautions were taken, the show set off again, albeit a bit behind. No one was hurt and everyone involved is safe.”
The original article follows below.
Tonight’s Summer Slaughter concert at the Ritz in Tampa, Florida was delayed by “a couple of hours” after someone was reportedly overheard threatening to shoot the singer of JOB FOR A COWBOY, the Arizona extreme metal band which is one of almost a dozen acts taking part in the traveling festival. The security was notified and the police were called, resulting in the venue being evacuated while concertgoers were being searched for weapons. The show was eventually allowed to proceed.
Stephen Rafferty of The Metal Observer, who is in attendance at tonight’s concert, tells BLABBERMOUTH.NET, “JOB FOR A COWBOY finished their set but we’re almost two hours behind.” He adds, “VEIL OF MAYA just did 25 minutes. Lots of people came late and had no idea what was going on. Crowd and police were tremendous.”
Photos below courtesy of Stephen Rafferty from The Metal Observer