Cody Jinks Cancels Weekend Show Following ‘Threat of Violence’
Cody Jinks cancelled his Saturday night (Oct. 26) concert at the Nacogdoches County Exposition and Civic Center in Nacogdoches, Texas, following what he calls a "threat of violence." Local and federal authorities are investigating the incident.
In a message posted on Twitter on Saturday evening, Jinks shared his "regret and aggravation," explaining, "We are here, set up, and ready, but we have been notified that there has been a threat of violence issued for tonight’s show.”
"In good conscience, my team and I have decided to postpone the show this evening in Nacogdoches," he adds, promising in a subsequent tweet to make the show up at a later date. "The safety for our fans, friends, and staff is first and foremost. I personally had family make long drives and paid for hotels so I understand any aggravation and frustration."
Per NBC affiliate KETK-TV in Tyler, Texas, the threat was received by the Expo Center on Saturday at around 10AM local time; it was made “through an online app,” and made reference to “doing violence during the concert.” NBC DFW Channel 5 reports that Nacogdoches County Sheriff Jason Bridges is working with the FBI, Texas Rangers and the Department of Public Safety to investigate the incident.
Jinks is an independent artist with a loyal following and two new albums out in recent weeks. He released the first, After the Fire, on Oct. 11, and followed up with The Wanting on Oct. 18.
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