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Cheap Trick Cancels Performance Over Stage Concerns

VANCOUVER (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Fresh from a brush with tragedy, the band Cheap Trick has canceled a planned September gig in Vancouver because the stage planned for the event was from the same manufacturer as the MBNA stage that nearly collapsed on the band at Bluesfest last month.

In a post on their website, the band said that they were backing out of the Sept. 1st performance at the Pacific National Exhibition after exhausting all alternatives with the promoter. The stage in question was built by Mega-Stage (Berger).

"Unless current investigation(s) prove otherwise, the band will not, as a matter of principle, but more importantly, as a matter of safety, appear on a Berger stage in the future." the band wrote.

Cheap Trick had just finished their performance at the Ottawa Bluesfest on July 17th when a sudden windstorm toppled the stage, nearly crushing the band, destroying their road gear and leaving 8 injured. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers