BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Boston police cited the TD Garden for a license violation after nearly 90 people were treated after a concert there Wednesday night.
Authorities say several concert-goers showed up to Swedish D.J. Avicii's concert intoxicated. Sources tell FOX 25 that drugs may have also been involved. At the concert, "numerous young patrons were observed to be in an intoxicated state to the point of being incoherent," police said.
Boston Police and EMS were called to the scene after a Level 2 Mass Casualty Incident was declared.
"Concerts by Avicii have had a history, nationwide, of incidents requiring medical treatment for intoxicated young patrons," the police incident report stated.
The licensed premise violation was for "numerous underage intoxicated patrons" inside the Garden.
Some concert-goers told FOX 25 that they saw multiple attendees who looked to be in their late teens passed out around the arena.Police say 36 people were taken to the hospital and 50 were treated at the Garden. The people treated and transported ranged in age from 16 to 25 years old.
The venue released a statement about the incident Thursday, saying that half of the "affected guests" were identified before entering the arena and were "immediately" treated there on the scene."We continued our proactive policy to identify impaired guests, bring them to first aid for medical evaluation and transport when necessary," the statement read.
Live Nation released the following statement Thursday: "Live Nation cares deeply about all of the fans and it is truly unfortunate when individuals make poor personal decisions out of our control that could harm themselves and others. Avicii is one of the most beloved artists in music and we have promoted multiple shows for him to hundreds of thousands fans. There is no track record of any issues with widespread intoxication and we have never had to cancel any performance due to reckless behavior involving drugs or alcohol. Anything reported to the contrary is simply false."After the show, Avicii reached out to his fans on Twitter.