Sabrina Carpenter fans were asked to head home last night in Portland after a “credible security threat” was realized by local authorities, causing Sabrina to cancel her show just minutes before she was to go on stage.
The opening band Spill Tab had performed, and Sabrina had also performed a soundcheck for VIP ticketholders. Around 10pm, a staff member told fans that the show would not go on, and that the fans would receive refunds. “I am so sorry. I love you very much,” Sabrina tweeted to fans.
“Employees with the Crystal Ballroom called after they received a phone call from an anonymous person claiming they were going to blow up the venue,” says Nathan Sheppart of the Portland Police Bureau.
An AEG rep also said, “While the threat was not directed at Keller Auditorium specifically, Sabrina and event organizers agreed that out of an abundance of caution, the show be called off. Steps were taken to ensure that the audience exited the venue calmly, quickly, and safely.”