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Luke Bryan Stage Collapse Injures Workers, Postpones Show

Posted by Administrator on January 19, 2014 at 1:30 AM

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Last night’s sold-out Luke Bryan concert at the Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY was postponed due to a stage collapse that occured after his show this past Thursday.  According to news site, officers were dispatched to Columbus, Ohio’s Schottenstein Center at about 12:04 a.m. Friday on a report of a stage collapse. The Ohio State University Police Division reported that four stagehands received minor injuries. Kyle Davis, 47, of Columbus; Leonard Devrijer, 49, of Columbus; Andrew Gammon, 26, of Nashville; and Steven Meyers, 41, of Bremen were transported to an area hospital where they were treated and released.  A preliminary investigation suggests that a forklift may have struck the back side of the stage, causing that portion of it to collapse. The accident is still under investigation at this time.

Photos: OSUPD

Friday’s show was slated to be the second date on Bryan’s 2014 That’s My Kind of Night Tour, which kicked off Thursday night in Columbus, OH. The tour, which also features Lee Brice and Cole Swindell, stops in Knoxville, TN tonight.

A statement posted on Bryan’s website Friday, reads:  "Tonight’s Luke Bryan concert in Lexington, Kentucky will be rescheduled for Friday, February 21 due to damage sustained to a piece of the stage during production load out after last night’s show in Columbus, Ohio. The damage occurred after the show had ended and no fans were in the building. The tour’s team will make the necessary repairs to the production elements so the tour may continue." Previously purchased tickets for Lexington, Kentucky will be honored for the reschedule date on Friday, February 21st .

Luke called into a Lexington radio station -- the Officer Don & DeAnn show -- to talk about the accident and the postponed concert.  Listen below.

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Categories: Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Lee Brice

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