The Irish rockers were due to play the third of four gigs at Ericsson Globe arena as part of their iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour, and were expected to hit the stage at 8.15pm local time.

However, around 8pm, concertgoers were told to leave the venue, and police began searching for a specific individual, according to multiple reports.

Due to the police activity and ongoing investigation, the concert was rescheduled for Tuesday (22sep15).

The band addressed Sunday's incident in a statement on their website, which reads: "Due to a security breach, Stockholm's The Globen evacuated the audience from the building this evening.

"As the breach has not been resolved quickly and as audience safety is paramount, the police have advised The Globen and Live Nation that they have no option but to postpone tonight's show, to a rescheduled date of Tuesday 22nd September.

"The organizers apologize for the inconvenience caused and thank the audience for their understanding. Their safety is the priority."