A Rascal Flatts live performance got here to an abrupt finish on Thursdsay night time when the band was ushered offstage in the midst of their present on the Ruoff House Mortgage Music Middle simply outdoors of Indianapolis.
“Indianapolis – Because of a safety concern on the present final night time, commonplace procedures had been rapidly executed and everybody was in a position to safely depart the constructing,” the band stated in an announcement. “The security of our followers, band and crew is at all times the highest precedence for us, so we’re so grateful for everybody who jumped into motion and on your understanding. We will probably be again quickly!”
A rep for the Flatts had no additional remark. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Workplace didn’t instantly return Fox Information’ request for remark.
Followers had been left confused when the nation band, with out discover, left the stage adopted by an announcement a number of minutes later that everybody needed to evacuate the 24,000-capacity venue.
Concertgoer Britni Sherlock advised the Indy Star, “We continued to attend within the pavilion, and that’s when safety got here as much as everybody and advised us to go away. I requested what was occurring and he replied, ‘We had been advised to evacuate the pavilion instantly.'”
An attendee, who was seated within the common admission space near the stage, recounted the incident to the Indy Star.
“[Rascal Flatts] had simply completed their track ‘Banjo’ and did what was considered the false ‘goodnight’ earlier than the encore,” Andy VonDielingen stated. “Their piano participant began to play after which simply stopped and left. A couple of minutes later lights come on and safety is pulling some man seeking to be in his 20s out of the pit…Everyone seems to be standing round, one another and questioning what’s going on.”
Reside Nation, which owns Ruoff House Mortgage Music Middle, advised the outlet, “Venue employees and native officers adopted commonplace protocols to make sure the security of friends, the artist and employees.”
The scare comes one month after the Avett Brothers shut down their present after a person introduced a gun into the venue.