The Roots SXSW show canceled following possible bomb threat, report says

Angelo Anderson
March 18, 2018

Very scary. Hip-hop icons The Roots just pulled the plug on their show at SXSW after receiving a credible bomb threat.

Roots drummer Questlove confirmed news of the cancellation via a tweet around 8:30pm, in an attempt to save fans from waiting in line.

"Welp. It's 2018. Show cancelled". A report from The Rolling Stone confirms this. "These are the times we now live in", Questlove reportedly tweeted. Bud Light had no comment on the Chronicle story.

The threat was made to the Fair Market event venue at 1100 East 5th Street several blocks east of Interstate 35.

On Saturday night, SXSW's main sponsor Bud Light announced that the "Roots and Friends" jam sesh at the Austin Fair Market was cancelled.

Bud Light, who organized the concert, said in a statement said that the cancellation was a "difficult decision" but it was ultimately the "best course of action to ensure the safety of our guests, staff, and artists".

This week saw two people killed in Austin after three packages delivered to residential homes exploded. "We are truly sorry to have to cancel the event, but we felt it was necessary to take all safety precautions".

This year's Roots Jam was set to feature Ludacris, DMC of Run-DMC, Rapsody, SWV, Nathaniel Rateliff, Moon Taxi, Tank and the Bangas, and many more.

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