‘Not Worth A Gamble’: NYC Music Venue Cancels Performance By John Hinckley Jr., The Man Who Tried To Assassinate Reagan

‘Not Worth A Gamble’: NYC Music Venue Cancels Performance By John Hinckley Jr., The Man Who Tried To Assassinate Reagan


John Hinckley Jr., the man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, began his unconditional release on Wednesday, and immediately tried to enter the music industry.

Earlier this month, Hinckley posted an email address on Twitter for anyone who wants to “book a show or other offers” with him. While still serving his sentence for attempting to assassinate the president, Hinckley began posting original and cover songs to his YouTube channel, which now has nearly 30,000 subscribers. Before he even began his unconditional release, he had booked a show at Market Hotel in Brooklyn, New York.

On Wednesday, however, the venue announced that it had canceled Hinckley’s performance, citing alleged “threats and hate.”

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