An out of doors live performance in Oklahoma that includes 90’s boy band favorites Backstreet Boys and 98 Levels was cancelled on Saturday after an intense storm struck the world and injured at the least 14 folks, venue officers stated.
“We by no means wish to put our followers in hurt’s means and with tonight’s climate and the accidents from earlier, we’ve got determined to cancel the present and can try and reschedule,” the Backstreet Boys stated on the band’s Twitter web page.
Patrons on the sold-out present held on the WinStar World On line casino and Resort in Thackerville, practically 130 miles south of Oklahoma Metropolis, had been requested to hunt shelter at round 5:00 p.m. native time when lightning appeared inside 4 miles of the on line casino, the resort stated in an announcement.
About 150 folks ignored the warnings and continued to attend in line for the present.
“At roughly 5:30 p.m., the storm hit and knocked over the live performance entrance trusses with 70-80 mile an hour winds and heavy rain,” resort officers stated in an announcement.
Fourteen folks had been handled on the scene and brought to native hospitals. Two have been launched, officers stated.
The Backstreet Boys, finest identified for hits like “I Need It That Manner” and “All people (Backstreet’s Again),” and 98 Levels, well-known for his or her love ballad “I Do (Cherish You), had been scheduled to carry out for greater than 12,00zero followers.
Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson instructed followers through his Twitter account that security inspectors had checked the stage for harm after the storm.
“Sadly, because of harm sustained within the storm earlier this night, we’re unable to carry out the present tonight,” Richardson tweeted in a while. “Security is all the time #1. Hold your tickets as a result of, Backstreet WILL BE BACK.”
Organizers stated the live performance can be rescheduled and tickets to Saturday’s present can be honored on the brand new date.
“We’re disillusioned that tonight’s present was canceled because of the inclement climate,” stated 98 Levels through the band’s Twitter web page. “We all know a lot of you traveled to be right here immediately. Sending you all our love and hope to see you quickly.”