Future Forced to Move Free Concert in L.A. -- UPDATE
UPDATE: After this story was published, Future posted an Instagram photo letting fans know the free show would still go on, now at the House of Blues, also on Sunset Boulevard.
PREVIOUSLY: A planned free Future concert in Los Angeles has been canceled after too many fans showed up and police shut the show down long before it was scheduled to even start.
The hip-hop star was scheduled to perform at The Roxy in Hollywood Thursday night as the closing show in his four-day "Salute The Fans" mini-tour supporting his latest release, Dirty Sprite 2.
Here's Future's minimalist tweet announcing the show this morning:
The Roxy— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) July 23, 2015
Like the three other shows before, Thursday's concert was free and fans showed up in droves early to get in, bringing out Los Angeles County sheriff deputies in riot gear in response.
According to CBS Los Angeles, people began lining up for the show as early as 9 a.m. to get in to the midnight show at the 500-person venue. Around 1 p.m., when wristbands were being handed out for the show, sheriff's deputies were called out because the crowd started to become rowdy.
The street outside the venue on Sunset Boulevard was closed around 2 p.m. and the show was canceled around 3 p.m. By 5 p.m. police had reopened the section to traffic.
Future will no longer be performing at The Roxy tonight. Please follow @1future for updates.— The Roxy Theatre (@theroxy) July 23, 2015
See the scene around 3:45 p.m. via KTLA's helicopter coverage here, as well as other photos via Twitter
Breaking: Future Concert being held in West Hollywood has Been CANCELLED. Sources Say Police showed up in riot gear pic.twitter.com/3jbBbyFaya— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) July 23, 2015
the line to see future rn is crazy https://t.co/hs4YkGoien— illroots 4 the kids (@illroots) July 23, 2015