8:00pm PT by Aaron Couch
Boxer Rebellion Postpones L.A. Show in Wake of Santa Monica Shooting
British rockers The Boxer Rebellion were forced to postpone their Los Angeles show Friday after their gear was locked down in KCRW's studio.
They were to play at the Avalon in Hollywood, but were forced to reschedule the show for Sunday, the band said in a tweet.
Friends in LA. The show at Avalon tonight has been postponed to Sunday 6/9. Tickets still valid, same timings. Gear trapped @kcrw. So sorry.— The Boxer Rebellion (@boxerrebellion) June 7, 2013
The band was visiting KCRW’s Santa Monica College studio to perform on the “Morning Becomes Eclectic” show when a gunman began shooting near the school’s library in part of a rampage that left five people dead, including the suspect.
KCRW evacuated its staff and began broadcasting from NPR West’s studios in Culver City. The NPR member station normally broadcasts from the basement in Cayton Center on the Santa Monica College campus.
"KCRW remains evacuated after the tragic events that happened today in and around the campus of Santa Monica College. Some of the shots were fired right outside our offices, and we are relieved that our staff escaped harm," said Jennifer Ferro, KCRW general manager, in a statement Friday.
Boxer Rebellion is playing in San Diego Saturday night at Belly Up ahead of its rescheduled L.A. show. Doors are at 7 p.m., with tickets $20 in advance and $28 at the door. The Fossil Collective is also playing.