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Man shot in ‘disturbance’ at The Garage, Wiley shows cancelled

By | Published on Wednesday 17 December 2014

The Garage

North London venue The Garage was closed temporarily after a shooting took place outside it on Monday night. The victim, a 25 year old man, was admitted to hospital with non-threatening injuries, and is said to be in a stable condition.

Police have confirmed to the NME that officers were called to the Highbury venue following a “disturbance” shortly before midnight. Whilst no arrests have yet been made, and investigation by Trident officers and Islington Police is ongoing.

The incident meant that a show headlined by grime MC Wiley, slated to take place their last night, has been postponed, as have additional December dates (in Birmingham and Manchester) celebrating the recent release of his ‘Snakes & Ladders’ LP.

A spokesperson for the show’s promoter SJM Concerts has confirmed that replacement dates will be revealed “soon”, taking place in early 2015.

In a statement to press, SJM added: “Following an incident which took place outside The Garage in London last night, the main venue is unable to open this evening. It is with regret that the venue has no option other than to cancel tonight’s Wiley show, which is a decision in no way related to Wiley, his management team nor his support acts”.