O2 Arena will remain closed until Friday after Storm Eunice’s damage when Dave’s concert was postponed


London’s O2 Arena will remain closed until Friday while repair work is underway after some roof panels were torn by extreme winds during Hurricane Eunice.

Two shows at rapper Dave’s venue, scheduled for Monday and Tuesday nights, were also postponed.

The award-winning Brit called the news “devastating” in a post on Instagram.

He told fans, “We are doing everything we can to reschedule the show to play as soon as possible.”

No new concert dates have been confirmed yet, but all tickets remain valid.

Dave’s two concerts at the O2, scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, have been postponed (Photo: Getty)

O2 said in a statement that it was “proud to be a venue full of entertainment, but after Friday’s storm, we weren’t looking our best.”

“We want to continue to provide the best safe and comfortable experience for our visitors, which is why we decided to stay closed until Friday the 25th.February to give us time to do some necessary work on our roof,” he added.

The UB40 concert is still expected to take place on Friday, while upcoming events including the Okolie vs Cieslak Matchroom Boxing prize, Simply Red and The Lumineers have also not been rescheduled due to damage.

Strong winds reached over 100mph in parts of the UK last Friday.

In the midst of a storm, several panels on the roof of the O2 dome in Greenwich were shattered within minutes.

After O2 was exposed to the elements, bars and restaurants were evacuated.

The multipurpose arena holds 20,000 fans and opened as the Millennium Dome building in 2007.

As of today, more than 80,000 homes remain without power after the overhead line was damaged during Hurricane Eunice, one of the worst hurricanes the UK has faced in decades.

Three people died after debris and trees hit the vehicle they were traveling in on Friday.

Hurricane Franklin is expected to cause more chaos on Monday as strong winds and heavy rain hit the UK.

Strong winds are expected to start late Sunday and continue through Monday as the storm moves through Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England.


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