A man plunged from an escalator and died at The Weeknd’s concert. The attendee fell from the escalator rail at the performer’s Philadelphia tour-opening show.
The 32-year-old man was rushed to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital just after 11 p.m. A few minutes after midnight, he was pronounced dead.
Live Nation, the tour promoters, also oversaw Travis Scott’s deadly Astroworld Festival, which left 10 people dead, and hundreds injured.
The man’s fall appeared accidental, police told the outlet, following an investigation.
After the concert, as people were leaving the building, the accident likely happened, Bob Lange, senior vice president of communications for the Philadelphia Eagles football team, which operates Lincoln, said.
The Weeknd’s “After Hours til Dawn” tour highlight’s his top songs from his fourth and fifth studio albums, 2020’s “After Hours” and “Dawn FM,” which were released earlier this year.
Philadelphia … we finally did it. thank you for helping me ring in the tour. last night was emotional for all of us. i could feel every single one of you. next stop NEW YORK ! pic.twitter.com/GTopHPk5Mo— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) July 15, 2022
The show was initially scheduled to start at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, however, because of a nationwide power outage, the show was postponed, and Philadelphia became the opening concert.
The Weeknd’s loyal fans patiently waited long hours for the much-anticipated concert in 2020, which had to be rescheduled twice because of the pandemic.
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