Ok, you all know that I’m sad that SHM is disbanding, but I am even more disappointed at the violence the fans are bringing to the farewell concerts! My heart goes out to those hurt and their families dealing with the aftermath. Stay home if you’re not going out to have a good time! - @RozOonTheGo
Three concertgoers were stabbed at a Swedish House Mafia concert in Milton Keynes, England, making a total of 12 stabbings in the span of a week during the dance group’s farewell tour.
Local police told NME.com that two 23-year-old men and one 24-year-old man were stabbed. Police believe that only one suspect was responsible for all three stabbings. During the same Milton Keyes concert, an additional three people were reportedly arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to distribute drugs.
This is the second time in a week that one of the electronic act’s concerts has been tarnished by violence. At a July 7 Swedish House Mafia show in Dublin, nine people were stabbed and a concertgoer died of a suspected drug overdose. Following the Dublin concert, the band released a statement on its official Facebook page, saying they were unaware of what had happened.
"We played a festival in Ireland at the weekend and reports of incidents are coming to us," the statement read. "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 liaise 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."
The concert at the Milton Keyes Bowl was the group’s last in the U.K. before it disbands at the end of this year.