Luke Bryan’s "That's My Kind of Night Tour" stage collapsed after the opening night in Columbus, Ohio, last night, January 16, 2014. The stage collapse injured several crew members. Luke was not onstage.
A representative for Bryan said that the accident occurred during load out, after the audience had left the building. According to TMZ, a forklift reportedly crashed into a portion of the stage and four people were taken to a hospital for injuries.
The tour's team is making necessary repairs to the stage so the tour can continue, but tonight’s Lexington, Kentucky performance was moved to Friday, February 21, 2014.
Luke posts on his Facebook page, “Thanks to all of you who have been understanding through this whole deal. We just couldn't take the chance of doing a show that might not be safe. I appreciate all my fans and look forward to seeing you in February.”
This was Luke Bryan’s biggest tour to date. Earlier in the week he announced an incredible list of summer tour dates with three stadium shows. The unfortunate occurrence he announced a slew of , including three stadium shows.
Luke’s career has skyrocketed with 1.5 million copies of his fourth LP, Crash My Party sold to date. He was also named artist of the year at the American Country Awards and entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Our prayers go out to those crewmembers injured and wish them a full recovery. For Luke and his band we wish a smooth, safe and prosperous tour.
More as continuing news is available.