Stabbing, Drug Overdose Occur at Swedish House Mafia Performance
Nearly two weeks ago, Swedish House Mafia announced their current tour would be their last. While their performances are expected to last through the summer, a recent show in Dublin had an unfortunate outcome. On Saturday, the trio performed at Dublin’s Phoenix Park, and during the performance, nine stabbings and one fatal drug overdose occurred.
22-year-old man Raymond Donnan was arrested for four of the stabbings; today, Donnan was officially charged with assault causing harm, possession of a knife, violent disorder, and public offenses. Five more injuries resulted from knife fights and broken bottles, and currently, one victim is still in the hospital. In an unrelated incident, a man in his early 20s overdosed on drugs.
Telling fans they were unaware of the incidents that took place but, with their promoter MCD, are cooperating with authorities, Swedish House Mafia released a statement: "We played a festival in Ireland at the weekend and reports of incidents are coming to us. We didn't see anything but have asked for all the info and are respectful of the promoter's need to wait and give us all the clear facts. When we know more we will liase with the Festival promoter directly on what we can do to help but for now we have to respect their request to us that we remain quiet and respectful of their event safety processes. The festival itself was amazing and we had no idea this had happened and neither did the other numerous artists who played. Once we know all the facts we will deal with it in the best way we can. Thank you. Swedish House Mafia."
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