Maroon 5 To Do Benefit Show For Victims Of Indiana State Fair Tragedy
The state of Indiana is still collecting itself in the wake of a stage collapsing shortly before a Sugarland concert at the Indiana State Fair on this past Saturday. The collapse injured 45 people, and tragically killed 5 people. As a result the performances of Janet Jackson and Lady Antebellum that were scheduled for tomorrow and Friday have been canceled. However, according to a statement State Fair representative Andy Klotz gave Billboard.com, Thursday’s scheduled concert featuring Train and Maroon 5 will go on at its scheduled time after being relocated to a different venue.
Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine discussed his band playing the fair with Billboard on Monday. “It just doesn’t seem like the right sort of atmosphere, y’know?,” he noted. “It’ll probably take some time to heal. It’s such a tragedy.”
Despite his apparent reluctance, Billboard went on to report that “Valentine and Maroon 5 are also hoping to perform a benefit show for the families of the Indiana victims. Details of that intended benefit are is still being worked out. It isn’t confirmed whether Maroon 5’s scheduled performance with Train will now serve as the benefit that Valentine refers to, but it is clear that they are doing what they can to help out. We will keep you up to date on all of the details as they emerging.