Thursday, August 18, 2011

Janet Jackson cancels show at Indiana State Fair after tragedy

Pop star Janet Jackson was forced to cancel a performance aa scheduled for Wednesday at the Indiana State Fair (North America), after the tragic collapse of a scenario to week that left five dead and 45 wounded. "Due to the recent tragedy at the Indiana State Fair, the authorities have canceled all concerts were scheduled for Wednesday, August 17, including JANET show," the singer said in a statement, referring to his show scheduled at this fair as part of their world tour.

The singer, also known as the younger sister of pop icon Michael Jackson died, as had his sorrow over the tragedy in Twitter: "With a broken heart. Prayers and love for Indiana, "wrote the day of the accident. Award-winning country music group Lady Antebellum also canceled a presentation at the fair scheduled for August 19.

"As a result of the terrible tragedy that occurred at the Indiana State Fair on August 13, several groups have made the difficult decision to cancel their concerts, "said Lady Antebellum on its website." The introduction of Lady A, which was scheduled for August 19 will not take place, "said the group, which offered a refund of the tickets and gave his condolences for what happened.

The tragedy occurred on Saturday just before 21H00 local (0100 GMT Sunday) when a gust of wind caused the collapse of the stage shortly before the popular country music band Sugarland began his presentation, police said. The Indiana State Fair, which closed its doors on Monday to honor the victims, will run until August 21.

Virtually every state in the country organize an outdoor fair, with shows attended by hundreds of thousands of annual visitors. The band Maroon 5 said in a statement that will perform a concert at the fair scheduled for Thursday elsewhere in Indiana. The group announced it will donate all proceeds of the show to a state fund to honor the victims of the accident.

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