Police evacuate Ritz Ybor during Summer Slaughter Tour after receiving threat of violent attack
"Who would want to kill at a death metal show?"
That's what one patron said after the Ritz Ybor was evacuated during Monday's Summer Slaughter Tour at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa. The venue had received a threat saying someone with a gun and knife was going to assault people during a set by Job For a Cowboy. Midway through the band's set, police turned the whole place out.
After two hours and a heavy security check, fans were let back in -- with free beer -- and the show resumed with performances by Cannibal Corpse, Between the Buried and Me and more. But in the wake of the recent Aurora, Colo. movie theater shootings, police couldn't be too careful.
For more on the incident, click here for Jodie Tillman's story.
As for the music itself? We'll have a full review coming later today.
Photo: Andrew Carlton, tbt*