Published: Sun, August 19, 2018

At least 14 injured after entrance at Backstreet Boys concert venue collapsed

At least 14 injured after entrance at Backstreet Boys concert venue collapsed

The casino says officials were evacuating the outdoor concert venue after lightning was reported close to the area.

Per Thompson, "the storm hit and knocked over the concert entrance trusses with 70 [to] 80 mile an hour winds and heavy rain" at around 5:30 p.m.

The concert was cancelled, but officials at WinStar say they are planning to reschedule.

Band member Kevin Richardson earlier tweeted that the show had been sold out with 12,000 fans expected. "Keep your tickets because, Backstreet WILL BE BACK!"

Howie D., left, Kevin Richardson, Nick Carter, AJ McLean and Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys perform on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Central Park, Friday, in NY.


At least 14 people were injured at a Backstreet Boys concert in Oklahoma on Saturday after a powerful storm tore through the venue.

As news spread the gig wasn't going ahead following the storm, and fans were injured, the band took to their respective accounts to wish all well. Two individuals have since been released, the company said, adding that officers from the Lighthorse Police and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, as well as Love County emergency responders, responded to the scene.

"However, about 150 patrons who were standing in line for the Backstreet Boys concert did not heed staff's warnings", it continued. Instead the weather did it's own pre show performance and showed us all up. In his latest tweet, Richardson said they were waiting for word from a safety inspector to examine the structural integrity of the stage before giving them the green light to perform.

Video taken by some of those at the scene show throngs of fans and emergency vehicles.

WinStar officials initially tweeted at a fan that "the show will go on rain or shine".

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