Published: Mon, March 19, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

The Roots Cancel SXSW Show After Hoax Bomb Threat

The Roots Cancel SXSW Show After Hoax Bomb Threat

A South by Southwest performance by Philadelphia's The Roots was canceled Saturday due to a reported bomb threat.

Photo Questlove, the Roots' drummer, performing in 2014.

According to the statement, police were "able to identify and locate the suspect believed to be tied to this threat and at 11:08 p.m. a warrant was signed" for Ingram's arrest, which took place just seven minutes later.

The Austin police subsequently arrested Trevor Weldon Ingram, 26, charging him with making a terroristic threat, a third-degree felony.

- Bud Light (@budlight) March 18, 2018The Bud Light x The Roots SXSW Jam at Fair Market has been canceled. "We are truly sorry to have to cancel the event, but we felt it was necessary to take all safety precautions", Bud Light said in a statement.

"Your safety and the safety of all fans at SXSW is our most important priority", the company tweeted late Saturday night.

In a tweet that was later deleted Saturday night, frontman Questlove wrote, "Uh, welp can't say much but for those in Austin waiting in line to see us tonight".

According to CBS News, police report that the message was received on Saturday afternoon, directly threatening The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in-house band. "They'll make official announcement but I'd rather save y'all the trouble of waiting in line".

Ludacris, Dermot Kennedy, Jessie Reyez, Rapsody, Tank & the Bangas were among the musical performers and groups booked to perform alongside The Roots.

South by Southwest is now underway, as the city of Austin, Texas remains on high-alert after three package bombs have left two people dead and two injured in the last two weeks.

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