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A Boise, Idaho, appearance by Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society show was canceled on Thursday after the band's namesake allegedly caused damage to the Big Easy nightclub with a baseball bat.A Boise, Idaho, appearance by Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society show was canceled on Thursday after the band's namesake allegedly caused damage to the Big Easy nightclub with a baseball bat.
Police responded to a call about a possible fight at the club at approximately 3 p.m., the Idaho Statesman reported. Witnesses claimed Wylde used a baseball bat to cause considerable damage to the club's interior, a police spokesperson told the paper. Wylde and another man were briefly detained by police, but the case was dropped when no one wanted to press charges.
Big Easy co-owner Paul Thornton told the Statesman that Thursday night's show was canceled "due to illness" and refused further comment.
A representative for Artemis Records, Wylde's label, had no comment about the incident when contacted by Billboard.com.
Wylde, who is also Ozzy Osbourne's longtime guitarist, continued the tour the following night in Portland, Ore. The band is scheduled to play a second Big Easy location in Spokane, Wash., tonight (May 2).
The North American leg of the band's tour in support of "Mafia," will wrap Thursday in Los Angeles. A Japanese tour opens May 15 in Osaka, followed by European dates that run from a May 24 appearance in Tilburg, The Netherlands, to a June 25 show in Athens.
Black Label Society is also scheduled to appear on the main stage of Ozzfest's annual summer run, which opens July 15 in Boston. As previously reported, the 10th edition of the tour will be headlined by Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden.
Released in March, "Mafia" debuted at No. 15 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 104,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.