The Band Perry postponed a sold-out concert in Delaware this Sunday, July 3rd, following a perceived threat against the event. According to Delaware State Police, two white males made “alarming statements” to an employee at the Americana Bayside Welcome Center about the concert, which was to be held at the venue’s Freeman Stage in Selbyville, on the Delaware-Maryland border. The decision to postpone the concert was made shortly before the opening act was to take the stage.
One of the men turned himself in to authorities on Monday night. He is identified as Dzmitry N. Papou, 35, of Selbyille. Papou was charged with felony terroristic threatening and released on bail. Police know the identity of the second man, but have yet to make an arrest.
In a Facebook post, the Band Perry wrote: “To our friends + fans in Delaware: Due to heightened security concerns, and for the safety of our fans, the show has been rescheduled for August 17. While we are sad we don’t get to see you tonight, we love you and consider your wellbeing and security our top priority. We’ll see you soon.”
The Band Perry, made up of siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry, recently announced that their song “Live Forever” is the official song of Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. After departing Big Machine Label Group in March, the group has signed a joint deal with Universal Music Group and Interscope Records.