Filter cancel Gothenburg show following death threat


Filter cancelled their show in Gothenburg on Monday night after they received a death threat.

They scrapped their gig at the Sticky Fingers venue in the Swedish city while on tour with Combichrist.

A representative of the band reportedly tells TMZ that last week’s shooting of 22-year-old singer Christina Grimmie and the mass shooting at Orlando gay club Pulse played a factor in the group’s decision.

The band say: “Filter just received a death threat at the club tonight. We will not be performing.”

Earlier this week they shared their song Pride Flag to pay tribute to victims of the Orlando massacre, adding: “Here’s to all those who have fallen being themselves and their families who suffered today.”

In addition, Combichrist, who were due to issue a new music video this week, say they’ve postponed its release in light of the US shootings.

Frontman Andy LePlegua says: “Due to the amount of violence in the new music video, and due to the tragic events that happened over the weekend, I have decided to postpone the release in respect to the victims and their families.

“It’s a week of mourning, not celebrating violence. I’m proud of the video, it’s a great piece of art, and we all worked hard on making it happen – but it does not belong in my life this week. My heart is still with everybody in Orlando.

Following dates on the bands tour are still to go ahead.

Filter tour dates 2016

Jun 14: Stockholm Gota Kallare, Sweden
Jun 16: Turku Gong Live Music Venue, Finland
Jun 17: Tampere Tampereen Yo Talo Oy, Finland
Jun 18: Helsinki Circus, Finland
Jun 19: Tallinn Rock Cafe, Estonia
Jun 20: Liepaja Fontaine Palace, Latvia
Jun 23: Gdansk Klub B90, Poland
Jun 24: Dresden Kulturzentrum Strasse, Poland
Jun 25: Wettingen Konzertfabrik Z7, Switzerland
Jun 26: Frankfurt Batschkapp, Germany
Jun 29: Newcastle Riverside, UK
Jul 01: Bristol Marble Factory, UK
Jul 02: Sheffield Corporation, UK
Jul 03: London Heaven, UK
Jul 04: Oberhausen Kulttempel, Germany
Jul 29: Hinckley Grand Casino, MN

Filter preview Take Me To Heaven video

Former TeamRock news desk member Christina joined our team in late 2015, and although her time working on online rock news was fairly brief, she made a huge impact by contributing close to 1500 stories. Christina also interviewed artists including Deftones frontman Chino Moreno and worked at the Download festival. In late 2016, Christina left rock journalism to pursue a career in current affairs. In 2021, she was named Local Weekly Feature Writer of the Year at the Scottish Press Awards.