An American rock band named after Allah had a gig in Rotterdam cancelled by police after they received information about a potential terrorist threat. Allah-Las, from California, were due to play there tonight before police wearing bullet proof vests arrived at the building, which has a total capacity of 1,000.
In a statement, Rotterdam’s mayor said a small Renault van with a Spanish registration plate was found close to the scene, along with several gas bottles. The driver of the van was stopped and taken into custody by officers for questioning. It is not clear if the van and the terror threat are connected.
Officers evacuated the Maassilo in the Netherlands city, an exhibition centre located on the Maas river, after receiving the tip off from Spanish police. The band has faced security concerns in the past over their name, and once had a concert in Turkey cancelled because a local promoter did not feel comfortable with their moniker.