A bomb threat halted a Rolling Stones concert in Charlottesville, Virginia overnight, but police found nothing and the band returned to the stage about 45 minutes later, officials said on Friday.
The threat was made in a phone call just before 9 p.m. on Thursday and was “specific to the stage area” of the concert at the University of Virginia’s Scott stadium, which was packed with 50,000 fans, said university spokeswoman Carol Wood.
“Word was got to (Stones frontman) Mick Jagger and he announced that the band would take a 10-minute break,” Wood said.
The band left the stage and police with sniffer dogs, already in the stadium for checks before the concert, searched the area.
When the all-clear was given, the Stones went back on stage and played past midnight to complete the concert.
The band kicked off their present North American tour in Boston in August.