Guns ‘N’ Roses have hiked up security ahead of their Slane gig this weekend. Following on from the recent events in Manchester, the Gardai and the band are taking every precaution not to see a repeat.
Guns ‘N’ Roses will be performing in Ireland for the first time in 25 years.
According to a statement by the Garda Siochana, there will over a thousand security stewards there as well as over 400 on duty Gardai.
“An Garda Siochana will have over 400 members on duty, including specialist units, who will be supported by an additional 1,200 security/stewards provided by licensed security companies together with a full complement of doctors and medical teams, including an on-site hospital along with five first aid posts.
“The Event Control Management Team overseeing this event have over 25 years’ experience within their fields of expertise.
“Please co-operate fully with Gardai and stewards and follow any loudspeaker announcements as this will help ensure the safety and enjoyment for all concerned.”
The Gardaí have also released a list of items that are prohibited from being brought into the venue. You can view the list here.
Iron Maiden have recently said that their current U.K. tour will continue as planned. They issued a statement noting that “any extra means to ensure fan safety are being examined with the relevant authorities.” Less than two weeks ago, Kansas cancelled their European tour due to concerns regarding “safety and security warnings.”
Other artists, including Blondie, are postponing their overseas tours following the attack. The manager for Phil Collins, scheduled to play Liverpool’s Echo Arena on June 2 and then five dates at London’s Royal Albert Hall starting June 4, said those shows would go on.
22 people, including children, are dead and 59 injured following a terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday night.
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