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Dave Forced To Postpone O2 Shows Due To Storm Eunice Damage

Dave Forced To Postpone O2 Shows Due To Storm Eunice Damage

The venue was ripped apart by Storm Eunice

Dave has been forced to cancel his shows at the O2 Arena due to damage sustained during Storm Eunice. See the roof flapping in the wind here:

Gales ripped part of the roof off the London landmark on Friday (18 February) and now, rapper Dave's gigs - due to take place tomorrow (Monday 21 February) and Tuesday - have been cancelled.

Dave - real name David Omoregie - said in a tweet: "Not the best news, The O2 have told us Monday and Tuesday's shows can't happen because of the storm and the roof.

"We are doing everything we can to reschedule the shows to play as soon as possible.

"Right now we do not know when The O2 arena will be open again for events but they've told us it shouldn't take long at all. I'll release another statement on Monday but it should be very soon."

The O2 confirmed that all tickets would remain valid for the rescheduled dates.

A statement read: "Following the adverse weather conditions and The O2's short closure, Dave's headline shows at The O2 arena, due to take place on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 February, have now been postponed to allow time for the site to be event ready."

The O2 has the second highest capacity of any indoor venue in the UK, surpassed only by the Manchester Arena.

It was originally built as the Millennium Dome, and used to house an exhibition celebrating the turn of the new millennium.

London Fire Brigade station commander Chris Kamara said the damage isn't as bad as it looks.

Dave said he is hopeful he will be able to reschedule his gigs soon.

Speaking on Friday, he said: "Firefighters cordoned off the area to ensure no one was injured by any further falling debris.

"There has been no actual collapse or structural damage to the building, but due to the nature of the canvas material which covers the O2, it has come loose in high winds and looks quite dramatic."

Simply Red - who had been due to play the venue this weekend but postponed due to Covid - said the damage was 'tragic'.

Accompanied by a picture of the gaps in the roof, a seemingly now deleted tweet from the band's account read: "Looks like the O2 shows wouldn't have happened anyhow. Tragic. #Eunice"

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: UK News, Music