The stage collapsed while workers were disassembling the stage
Country superstar Luke Bryan has postponed his sold out show in Lexington, Kentucky tonight (Friday, January 17th) due a partial stage collapse after last night’s show in Columbus, Ohio.
Country Weekly is reporting that a portion of the stage collapsed while workers were tearing down the structure following last night’s show. They report that an initial investigation suggests that a forklift may have struck the backside of the stage while stagehands were clearing out the equipment during load out.
Firefighters and rescue crews were called to the Schottenstein Center arena after receiving multiple 911 calls. The incident happened around midnight, about an hour after Bryan left the stage, so no fans were in the building at the time.
Four employees were taken to the hospital for treatment, but the severity of their injuries has not been released as of press time.
Bryan’s website reports, “The tour’s team will make the necessary repairs to the production elements so the tour may continue.”
Tonight’s show in Lexington, KY has been rescheduled for Friday, February 21st. All previously purchased tickets for tonight’s show will be honored on that date.
Bryan isn’t the first country artist to experience a stage collage. In 2011, severe weather caused a stage to collapse onto fans at a Sugarland concert at the Indiana State Fair, killing seven people and injuring 58 others. The accident caused a string of legal cases that begin in February 2014 to determine if the duo are personally responsible for not canceling the show.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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