The band are unharmed...
Allah-Las (Credit: Laura Lynn Petrick)

American group Allah-Las cancelled their Rotterdam show last night (August 23rd) due to a terror threat.

Europe is on heightened alert following the events in Spain, and a tip off from Spanish police led Dutch authorities to seize a vehicle in Rotterdam.

The vehicle was said to contain "a number of gas bottles" with the mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb, stating that the driver has been detained.

As a result, Allah-Las' show was cancelled, with fans able to receive a full refund. A representative for Allah-Las told Pitchfork:

“Due to a potential terror threat at The Maassilo in Rotterdam, the Allah-Las show was cancelled tonight. Details are not available at this time as the incident is still under investigation. The band is unharmed and are very grateful to the Rotterdam Police and other responsible agencies for detecting the potential threat before anyone was hurt.”

In an interview with the Guardian last year the band revealed that they had previously received threats for their name, but they had simply chosen it as they wanted something "holy sounding" along the lines of The Jesus and Mary Chain.

Frontman Miles Michaud said: "What’s the alternative? We’ve had the name so long, I don’t think we can change it."

Related: Tell Me What's On Your Mind - Allah-Las Interviewed

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