Harry Styles cancels show in Copenhagen after deadly shopping mall shooting

Harry Styles has canceled a concert in Copenhagen after a deadly shooting at a nearby shopping center.

The former One Direction star, 28, was set to take the stage at the Royal Arena on Sunday night as part of his highly anticipated Love On Tour shows.

However, on Sunday afternoon, Danish police responded to a shooting at Field’s shopping center less than a mile from the bullring, which is on the southern edge of the city.

People react outside Field’s shopping center in Copenhagen (Olafur Steinar Gestsson/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

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Police confirmed that several people have been killed and others injured, while a 22-year-old Danish man has been arrested after being held near the site.

A statement from concert promoter Live Nation said: “Tonight’s concert with Harry Styles has been canceled at the direction of the Danish police.

“We are all truly devastated by today’s events and our thoughts are with the victims and their families.

“We are investigating future possibilities for the show and hope to be able to inform ticket buyers directly as soon as possible.”

In a tweet, Styles said he was “heartbroken” and “devastated for the victims”.

“I am devastated, along with the people of Copenhagen,” he said.

“I love this city. The people are so warm and full of love.

“I am devastated for the victims, their families and everyone who is in pain.

“I’m sorry we couldn’t be together. Please take care of each other. H.”

Huge crowds had already gathered in the arena when the show’s cancellation was announced and they were asked to leave.

Acts such as Pearl Jam and Queen + Adam Lambert will also perform in the hall in the coming weeks.

After the shooting, the Danish royal palace announced that it had canceled a reception with Crown Prince Frederik who was associated with the Tour de France.

The reception was to take place on the royal yacht moored in Sonderborg, the city where this year’s third leg of the race ended.

Styles was set to take his Love On Tour show around the world in 2020 before the pandemic brought the live music industry to a standstill.

The rescheduled tour kicked off in September 2021 in Las Vegas before moving across the US, with the European tour kicking off in Glasgow last month.

Styles’ most recent album, Harry’s House, was warmly received by critics and lead single As It Was recently hit number one in the UK for its tenth week.

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