Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Indiana State Fair Concert Cancelled

There will be no Janet Jackson or Lady Antebellum concerts at the Indiana State Fair this week. Fair officials announced Monday that both have been canceled in the wake of the tragedy at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand on Saturday, when a hulk of stage rigging and equipment was shoved over by a burst of wind, killing five and injuring dozens.

The Train and Maroon 5 concert on Thursday has been moved to the Conseco Fieldhouse. Bands will donate their fees to the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund.

The devastating tragedy that struck the Indiana State Fair just before Sugarland's performance and killed five people, has left a lot of the nation rattled, and it looks like Janet Jackson, Maroon 5 and Lady Antebellum are no exception.

These performers have all decided to cancel their upcoming shows at the fair after the incident that occurred on Saturday.

Each musical act took to their personal blogs to explain to fans what led to axing the shows.

Lady Antebellum's site read, "As a result of the terrible tragedy that occurred at the Indiana State Fair on August 13th, several bands have made the difficult decision to cancel their shows. Lady A's appearance, which was scheduled for August 19th will no longer be taking place. Ticket refunds will be honored by returning to the original point of purchase.

The band also made a formal statement in response to the horrible event that took place: "We were so sad to hear what happened and have kept the families of those injured and especially those that lost their lives in our prayers."

Janet's website kept it short with, "Due to the recent tragedy at the Indiana State Fair, officials have canceled all of the concerts that were scheduled to take place on Wednesday, August 17th, including JANET," and reassured fans that their money will be refunded.

Meanwhile, Maroon 5, who was scheduled to perform with Train, decided to relocate instead of completely canceling the concert all together. "All previously purchased Train and Maroon 5 tickets for the show at the Indiana State Fair will be honored at Conseco Fieldhouse on the night of the show. The Artists, Indiana State Fair and Conseco Fieldhouse will all donate the entire proceeds from the concert to the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund," read a statement on the band's site.


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