A FREE concert for frontline health workers has been postponed due to the crowd being “at risk”.

Glasgow band Del Amitri were set to perform to NHS staff and other key workers at the Barrowland Ballroom on December 19, but a decision was made not to go ahead with the show. 

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The update from the Barrowlands read: “It has become apparent and from feedback we have been receiving from some of you that now is not the best time to be proceeding with Del Amitri’s ‘Celebration and Thanks’ NHS concert this Sunday at Barrowland.

“The concert is being moved to next year and we will be back in touch with a rearranged date when conditions will be hopefully more conducive for all to enjoy the party night you truly deserve.

“So Happy Christmas from Regular Music and Del Amitri and may we all stay safe over this period. We look forward to seeing you all for that party sometime in the New Year.” Glasgow Times: Del AmitriDel Amitri

The announcement comes after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned that Scotland was facing a “tsunami” of Omicron infections, and the public are being urged to “think carefully” about attending social events.

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Other concert goers voiced their concerns on social media, with one user writing: “I know this probably won’t be popular but all big gigs should be stopped again.

“I have tickets for gigs this week that will go to waste. I won’t go as can’t afford to risk having to isolate for 10 days. Can’t give them away either as most folk seem to be of the same mindset.”

Barrowland assured fans on the Facebook post that it was currently just the NHS show affected due to the audience: “This show is the only one affected at present, due to it being for already at-risk people.”

Del Amitri, who formed in Glasgow in 1980, planned to play the concert at the iconic East End venue as a thank you to those making sacrifices during the pandemic.

The band are playing two general release Barrowland shows on December 20 and 21, which have sold out and are still going ahead.