GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (CBS4) – The alarming number of terror attacks across the globe has one music promoter changing security policies.
AEG Live says concertgoers will now have to go through metal detectors at the five facilities they operate in the Denver area.
At Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre on Friday night people attending Lyle Lovett’s concert had to walk through metal detectors. It was the first time the detectors have been used at the venue. There are 26 in all.
Officials with the company said they’ve been working on a metal detector plan since the terror attacks in Paris and Brussels. In one of those attacks a concert hall was targeted with the American band Eagles of Death Metal headlining.
AEG Live says given the climate of the world we now live in, they believe it’s their obligation to protect people who come to their events.
“There are so many different types of events where there are crowds of people. We all as an industry recognize unfortionately this is where we need to be and let’s get these measures in place and show the public that we do care about their safety as well as the safety of the bands themselves,” said AEG Live Rocky Mountain COO Brent Fedrizzi.
In addition to Fiddler’s Green, AEG will soon be installing metal detectors at the Ogden Theatre, the Bluebird Theater and the Gothic Theater, as well as 1stBank Center in Broomfield.