Rihanna Concert Ends Abruptly After Fire Breaks Out on Stage (Video)
Rihanna, currently on her Loud tour, abruptly ended her concert in Dallas on Friday night after a fire broke out right above the stage at the American Airlines Center. The show began without any problems until a light above the R&B singer caught on fire, NBC Dallas-Fort Worth reports.
Rihanna, who was dressed in a yellow gown with a bejeweled neckline quickly exited the stage and by this point, the light was completely on fire, the report says. Those who were near the front of the stage quickly moved away from the stage toward the exits.
The fire, which CBS Dallas-Fort Worth reports may have been started from pyrotechnics that were a part of the elaborate concert, was eventually put out. Dallas Fire Rescue Captain Johnny Bates told the CBS affilate that a chair caught on fire. "One of our engine crews did enter the building but crew members with the AAC or concert put out the initial fire," he explained. "Everything is under control and there are no injuries."
Rihanna took to Twitter to address the accident: "DALLAS!!! We set the stage on FYAH tonight!!! LITERALLY!!! I'm so pissed, I was havin so much fun wit yall too!!! I gotta come back man!!" She also tweeted that she was "heading into a production meeting to find out exactly what happened" during the Dallas show.
Though several concertgoers were unhappy with the show being cut short, Rihanna's Loud tour has been well-received, with The Hollywood Reporter saying the Barbados-born beauty "manages a flashy, high-energy performance without feeling overproduced."