Cheap Trick Call for Answers and Solutions After Stage Collapse
Cheap Trick have issued a press release calling for answers after a recent stage collapse in Ottawa, Canada, nearly cost the band members their lives. In addition, the band is looking measures that can be taken so that no other music acts have to experience a similar incident in the future.
"While weather likely contributed to the incident, Cheap Trick notes that the multi-ton stage roof that fell on everyone on the stage must be properly explained, especially when nearby tents and other temporary structures stood untouched," reads the post on the band's official site.
As previously reported, Cheap Trick nearly escaped death when the stage collapsed during their set at the Ottawa Bluesfest on July 17. The band was uninjured, but most of their equipment was destroyed.
"We simply want to know: what are the companies and organizers doing to protect the next act and the next audience?" states band manager Dave Frey. "Every act and every fan ought to be asking the same question when attending an outside musical event."
The band also express concern over the general safety of all bands during live shows. "Cheap Trick plans to continue pressing for a full accounting of what happened and is dedicated to ensuring that proper safety measures are taken at future concerts," the press release ends.
Cheap Trick have U.S. tour dates scheduled through early November. Click here to see the band's full itinerary.
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