Cheap Trick won't perform on Bluesfest company's stage
Cheap Trick has pulled out of a Vancouver performance because the company providing the stage is the same one whose stage collapsed on them at Ottawa Bluesfest in July.
In a post on their website, the band said that Mega-Stage is working on the Pacific National Exhibition where they were scheduled to perform on September 1.
"All potential alternatives have been explored by the band and promoter and were exhausted, leaving Cheap Trick with no other option than to cancel," said the band.
They said as a matter of safety and principle they won't be performing on stages provided by the company in the future, unless current investigations prove they're safe.
The stage company company Berger told CTV Ottawa they are providing stages for the exhibition but it's a different kind of stage than the one that collapsed.
Cheap Trick had previously said they want to know what the company is doing to protect other acts on its stages.
The band narrowly avoided injury when the main stage at Bluesfest collapsed during a severe thunderstorm on July 17, injuring their tour bus driver.