Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) U2 frontman Bono is deeply saddened over the cancellation of the band’s show in St. Louis after failing to get enough police to monitor the event.

The singer released a statement on U2’s Instagram account commenting on the cancellation of the Saturday show, reports variety.com.

Live Nation said the St. Louis Police Department would not have sufficient personnel to monitor the concert due to unrest in downtown St. Louis after a not-guilty verdict against ex-police officer Jason Stockley in a murder case.

The concert at the Dome at America’s Centre was cancelled because the band said it could not risk its fans’ safety.

“As much as we regret having to cancel, we feel it is the only acceptable course of action in the current environment,” U2 said.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.