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Hanson Concert Canceled After Crowd Gets Out of Control

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Police say a free New York City concert set to feature pop band Hanson and Canadian rapper Drake has been canceled after organizers lost control of crowds of unruly revelers.

Drake was to headline the concert at Manhattan's South Street Seaport on Tuesday after the release of his debut album. Police say organizers were anticipating 10,000 people but 20,000 showed up. They say people climbed roofs and threw chairs and bottles.

Officers were called in to disperse the crowd shortly after an opening act went on. Two people have been arrested on minor charges; six have suffered minor injuries. The concert was at the Seaport's Pier 17, where several free concerts are scheduled this summer. It was sponsored by Paper magazine, which calls the cancellation unfortunate.

Representatives for the artists haven't returned messages seeking comment.

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