Sara Bareilles speaks on Indiana stage collapse, Janet Jackson and Lady Antebellum concerts cancelled

By on Aug 16, 2011 in Announcement, Music, United States Comments

Sara Bareilles finally spoke about the “Indiana stage collapse” incident last Saturday, which took 5 lives and more than 40 people were also injured, as future concerts have been cancelled.

Sara Bareilles (inset), Indiana State Fair stage collapse
Image Credit: Joey Foley/Frederick M. Brown/Getty

“The accident at the Indiana State Fair felt like a bad dream,” Bareilles said, who was there at the Sugarland concert, posted at the NY Daily News on Monday, August 15, 2011.

“The weather changed in a matter of minutes and the stage collapsed in a matter of seconds,” the 31-year old singer said, citing the courage of the response team and show crew members and worked together.

“We are shocked and saddened by this horribly tragic circumstance and we are all praying for those affected.” Bareilles added, who performed the opening act about 30 minutes before the stage collapsed.

Meanwhile, Indiana State Fair reopened on Monday but people went there not to enjoy but to collectively grieved on the lost lives, as they sang pray together at the fairgrounds.

Meanwhile, Billboard reported that Janet Jackson and country-pop trio Lady Antebellum, who will suppose to have a separate concert each, on Wednesday (Aug 17) and Friday (Aug 19), respectively, have cancelled the events.

On the other hand, the Maroon 5 and Train double concert which was scheduled on Thursday, August 18, will still pursue with the location to be announced later, as Sugarland‘s concert tour will resume on Thursday, August 18, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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