A fire broke out on stage during the singer’s concert at the American Airlines Center and caused a near panic and the cancellation of the show.
It appears that a pyro pack attached to the upper lighting rig either didn’t go off correctly or exploded prematurely causing a section of the rig to catch fire and quickly filling the arena with smoke.
A local CBS affiliate reported sparks and chunks of burning material fell back down onto the stage starting additional fires near a section of curtains and equipment.
It was all caught on video by a fan in the audience, and you can hear by his voice that things got very close to raging out of control.
As the fire grew, stage hands turned on the house lights and stopped the show. The guy taking the video can be heard talking to his friend about what would happen if they had to evacuate.
At one point he grew concerned about being trampled if things got out of control.
Finally a crew member was able to climb up to the rig and used a fire extinguisher on the blaze while the crowd erupted in cheers.
The show however, had to be cancelled due to safety concerns.
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The singer took to her twitter account afterwards to say,
"DALLAS!!! We set the stage on FYAH tonight!!! LITERALLY!!! I'm so pissed, I was havin so much fun with yall too!!! I gotta come back man!!"
Rihanna is currently on the road for her U.S. “Loud” tour.
The singer recently announced that she has added an additional tour stop in Birmingham Alabama on July 11th at the Jefferson Civic Center Arena.
From there her July shows continue on to Atlanta, Sunrise Florida, Greenboro North Carolina, Long Island New York, East Rutherford New Jersey, and Philadelphia.
Starting in August she will take her show overseas to Finland, Norway, Ireland, London, Scotland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, and Switzerland.
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