Yesterday an accident occurred that injured over 40 people. Please be praying for those people and their quick recovery! Below I've gathered as much information on the events leading up to the accident, and the results of the accident.
2:27pm Friday, Apr 25 Starfield sent out a Facebook update saying:
2:27pm Friday, Apr 25
Not much time
to type right now, but wanted to get a quick message in. We had an
amazing kick-off to the tour last night in Victoria. Thanks so much to
all who came out. We'll post video soon of some of the night - lots of
new stuff we've never had before as far as lighting and video is
Just learned that tonight's show in our home of
Abbotsford is sold out, as is tomorrow night in Burnaby. That's great
news and bad news, I suppose, depending on whether or not you have a
Looking ahead to next week for those of you in Red
Deer, Edmonton, and Calgary - there are still tickets available but
it's reasonable to think they'll sell out as well. You can still get
the tickets for $16.95 as opposed to $20 at the door, assuming tickets
will be available at the door.
To all the rest of you outside of
Canada - we'll get videos and such up soon so you can share in what's
going on. Bethany Dillon and the Shanes and Nasser all did amazing last
night. Can't tell you how much fun we're having.
And on to soundcheck....
Elwin said last night (April 25th), around 8pm:
"heading out to the Starfield concert tonight in Abbotsford"
Elwin said last night, around 11 pm: "my family and I are safe - we
were at the Starfield concert in abbotsford where the lighting system
crashed onto the audience"
Elwin said last night, around 11 pm: "Julia and I crashed through the concert floor and fell to the basement in concerte, pews and water"
Elwin said last night, around 11 pm: "back, arm and leg are hurting but no blood"
globeandmail said, "Church stage collapses in Abbotsford, B.C."
cbcnews said, "Church stage collapses during Christian rock concert at Abbotsford, B.C."
Stage scaffolding fell and knocked approximately 70 people through
the floor and into the basement at a crowded Christian rock concert in
an Abbotsford church on Friday night.
xxivxxv says, "shocked about the starfield concert."
1,200 people pack sold-out Christian rock show in Abbotsford
chrisfromcanada says, "Pray for Starfield, Shane & Shane and Bethany Dillon - big accident at their show last night in BC - nobody killed"
Another prayer request. And another.
Elwin says, "How life can change in an instant."
chrisfromcanada says, "Just got off the phone with
tour manager - 20'x20' foot whole opened up in front of the stage and
kids fell through to the basement"
chrisfromcanada says, "Police have locked down the
building, forensic team coming in today - nobody slept last night. 40
people in hospital, 3 critical - spinals"
emilysound says "Writing a blog about Starfield concert"
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