Angry fans urge Sting to cancel New York concert amid snowstorm

Rocker Sting has come under fire from fans after refusing to cancel a Tuesday night (14Mar17) concert in New York City despite travel restrictions caused by Winter Storm Stella.

America’s East Coast was hammered by heavy winds and snow in the early hours of Tuesday, and in preparation for the blizzard, New York officials declared a state of emergency on Monday (13Mar17), closing all public schools in the area and urging residents to avoid non-essential travel.

Much of the New York City Subway and other public transport services were also severely affected by the storm, but despite the warnings from authorities, representatives for the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan announced Tuesday’s show with the Englishman in New York hitmaker would go on as planned.

A message posted on read, “Hey Sting fans. As per the Artist and Promoter, the Sting concert is scheduled to take place as planned tonight at 8pm with doors at 7pm. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. Stay safe and warm!”

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