Not since a Justin Bieber show has there been such a pre-concert riot. On Tuesday night, when Drake and Hanson were scheduled to play a free show in New York, the crowd got a bit too overzealous for security, prompting the concert to be canceled.
“It was still a big show; there was just no music involved, and instead of throwing out the rock sign, it was more of a ‘let’s throw chairs and some potted plants and anything else we can get our hands on,’ ” Zac Hanson told MTV News on Wednesday (June 16). “It was unexpected. There wasn’t enough security and organization, and everyone was just so surprised by the turnout, and with that many people, it got out of hand. They canceled it just in time, I think.”
Taylor Hanson said the artists still wanted to put on the show, but the NYPD decided it was too dangerous to even try. “I will say simply that, since last night happened, it’s been all over the place, and there’s been all kinds of different comments,” he said. “And I know that Drake’s people, [concert organizer] Paper magazine, everyone in our camp totally wanted it to happen. And it really came down to the city going, ‘Hey, this is not safe.’ ”
The guys said they have yet to catch up with Drake since it all went down. “Everybody has been a little bit shocked at the fact that things went down last night the way they did,” Taylor said. “We’ve already thrown it out there that we should get the Drake/Hanson combination happening with more [preparation].”
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Don’t miss the “Drake: Better Than Good Enough” documentary, airing Wednesday, June 23, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV!