Twenty minutes into their show on Sunday evening, the stage collapsed with little warning during a rain storm with gusts up to 96 miles per hour. Three people were injured including one of Cheap Trick’s drivers. All of the bands equipment was destroyed along with damage to one of their trucks.
For more info and video of the incident, click on the links below:
Collapsed Bluesfest stage under scrutiny: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2011/07/19/ottawa-bluesfest-investigation-stage.html
Robin Zander (singer for Cheap Trick) assesses damage to Ottawa Bluesfest stage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCwNKox0uXE
Cheap Trick wants bands and fans to be protected: http://www.cheaptrick.com/cheap-trick-wants-bands-crews-and-fans-protected