On-stage fire cuts short Rihanna concert
(Celebrity News Service)
Los Angeles, CA, United States
July 11, 2011 02:16 pm EDT
Arts, Culture And Entertainment, Music
Rihanna is currently on her hottest tour yet, but things got so hot at her recent "Loud" tour stop the show had to be cut short and the audience was forced to proceed to the exits.
Rihanna's show at the American Airlines Center in Dallas was going off without a hitch until, at about 16 songs into her performance, a light above the stage caught fire.
Rihanna was singing her latest single, "California King Bed," when she had to leave the stage due to the fire, which was likely caused by the pyrotechnic used throughout the show.
Concert crew put out the fire themselves after the house lights went up. The show was cut short and audience members had to evacuate the building.
"One of our engine crews did enter the building but crew members with the AAC or concert put out the initial fire," Dallas Fire Rescue told CBS Dallas. "Everything is under control and there are no injuries."
Rihanna took to Twitter to joke about the situation, but also express her disappointment. "DALLAS!!! We set the stage on FYAH tonight!!! LITERALLY!!! I'm so pissed, I was havin so much fun wit yall too!!! I gotta come back man!!"
The fiery-haired singer continues her world tour through the end of the year, when she's currently set to wrap in London in December.
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