.

One Dead, Five Hospitalized at U.K. Warehouse Project Show

Bad ecstasy suspected in Manchester dance music event

The Warehouse Project 2013 opening night in Manchester, England.
Pippa Rankin via The Warehouse Project Facebook
September 28, 2013 5:37 PM ET

One fan has died and four others were hospitalized after a show in Manchester, England featuring Axwell and Armand van Helden on Friday night. The BBC reports that local police suspect that a "bad batch of drugs" is behind the illnesses at the Warehouse Project.

Police were called to the Manchester Royal Infirmary early Saturday morning after a 30-year-old man who had attended the show died. "It is possible that there may be a particularly bad batch of drugs out there in the community and that is a concern to us," Detective Inspector Aaron Duggan said in a statement on the Greater Manchester Police's website. "If you attended The Warehouse Project last night and are feeling unwell, I would ask you to go to hospital for a check up as soon as possible."

Random Notes: Hottest Rock Pictures

The Warehouse Project offered its condolences to the man's family in a statement on its website. It also noted its zero-tolerance policy regarding drugs at the venue, but added, "However if you have taken something and start to feel unwell please tell a member of staff. There is a team of trained medics on site every night and you will be treated on the premises initially."

Earlier this month, the New York dance music festival Electric Zoo was brought to an early close when two fans died and four others were hospitalized after taking what city officials suspect was a concentrated form of MDMA. 

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Vicious”

Lou Reed | 1972

Opening Lou Reed's 1972 solo album, the hard-riffing "Vicious" actually traces its origin back to Reed's days with the Velvet Underground. Picking up bits and pieces of songs from the people and places around him, and filing his notes for later use, Reed said it was Andy Warhol who provided fuel for the song. "He said, 'Why don't you write a song called 'Vicious,'" Reed told Rolling Stone in 1989. "And I said, 'What kind of vicious?' 'Oh, you know, vicious like I hit you with a flower.' And I wrote it down literally."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com