UPDATE 3:27pm EST: Live Nation has confirmed tonight’s cancellation with the following statement: “In light of last night’s tragic events and an active police investigation, tonight’s performance by Zedd has been cancelled. Our thoughts are with the families and friends suffering now. The safety of patrons and fans is top priority and all involved continue to work closely in conjunction with local officials on this active investigation.”
According to reports, one person died and two remain hospitalized after overdosing at last night’s Zedd show at the House of Blues. And now, word is the Russian-German 23-year-old DJ’s second show tonight at the Lansdowne Street rock club has been cancelled.
Boston Police and homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances stemming from a performance held at the House of Blues on Tuesday night after one person reportedly died, and two others remain in serious condition, as a result of apparent drug overdoses.
According to Boston Police officials, at about 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, during the Zedd concert at the venue, officers responded to a radio call for an overdose on Landsdowne Street, where the concert was being held.
Word came down a few minutes ago on social media that tonight’s event has been called off, according to tweets from Above Radar, DUBCOmusic, and DJ Spiezio, who was hosting the afterparty at the Foundation Room.
— Speez (@DJSPIEZIO) August 28, 2013
— Dubco (@DUBCOmusic) August 28, 2013
Due to circumstances way beyond our control Tonight's Zedd Show and After Party at Foundation Room Boston has been CANCELLED.
— Above Radar (@AboveRadar) August 28, 2013
On Sunday night, Zedd fell short in the MTV Video Music Awards “Artist To Watch” category, losing out to Austin Mahone in a fan vote. His video for “Clarity,” a huge EDM club hit featuring vocals from Foxes, was his lone nomination.