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Stage Collapse Scares Jai Ho Out Of North America


HOUSTON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Oscar winning A.R. Rahman was forced to cancel his June 19th show of the Jai Ho tour in Detroit due to an infrastructure collapse at The Pontiac Silverdome which damaged the set.


The incident occurred during stage construction and while no one was seriously injured, all remaining dates for the North American leg will be rescheduled due to the incident.


All European dates will remain as scheduled, resuming in Zurich on July 16th.


“We are still in the process of rescheduling the [North American] tour, but we hope to announce the new dates in the coming weeks. The dates will be rescheduled for after the European leg of the tour,” according to A. R. Rahman’s website.


Rahman spoke out to fans and well-wishers on his website, “As you may know, members of our tour miraculously escaped a big disaster in Detroit this past Saturday, when part of the Pontiac Silverdome infrastructure collapsed on our set. All the artists, singers, musicians, dancers, technicians (myself included) have been almost given a second life.”


“We are working to recoup all that has been lost (the lights, the sets) which will take us over three weeks to complete. The vision for the show includes beautiful choreography and circus acts and it feels less than, not to include them. All the world over, the show has received a very positive response from those who have seen it, which makes it absolutely necessary for us to present a complete show and feature all the components that were lost due to the incident,” Rahman continued.


Rescheduled Dates:

6/19 – Pontiac Silverdome – Detroit, MI

6/20 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON

6/26 – Oracle Arena – San Francisco, CA

6/27 – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA

6/30 – PNE Collesium – Vancouver, BC

7/3 – Toyota Center – Houston, TX

7/4 – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX

7/9 – Tsongas Center – Boston, MA

7/10 – Sun National Bank Center – Trenton, NJ

7/11 – RBC Center – Raleigh, NC

–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers