Indiana State Fair Concert Cancelled

Lady Antebellum's upcoming concert at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis has been canceled as state officials continue the investigation into Saturday's August 13, 2011 stage collapse at a Sugarland concert that killed five people and injured at least 45 others.

The Train and Maroon 5 concert on Thursday has been moved to the Conseco Fieldhouse. Bands will donate their fees to the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund.

The devastating tragedy that struck the Indiana State Fair just before Sugarland's performance and killed five people, and injuring more than 40 has left a lot of the nation rattled, and it looks like Janet Jackson, Maroon 5 and Lady Antebellum are no exception.

Each musical act took to their personal blogs to explain to fans what led to axing the shows.

Lady Antebellum's site read, "As a result of the terrible tragedy that occurred at the Indiana State Fair on August 13th, several bands have made the difficult decision to cancel their shows. Lady A's appearance, which was scheduled for August 19th will no longer be taking place. Ticket refunds will be honored by returning to the original point of purchase.

The band also made a formal statement in response to the horrible event that took place "We were so sad to hear what happened and have kept the families of those injured and especially those that lost their lives in our prayers."

On Janet Jackson's website, "Due to the recent tragedy at the Indiana State Fair, officials have canceled all of the concerts that were scheduled to take place on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 including JANET," and reassured fans that their money will be refunded.

Meanwhile, Maroon 5, who was scheduled to perform with Train, decided to relocate instead of completely canceling the concert all together. "All previously purchased Train and Maroon 5 tickets for the show at the Indiana State Fair will be honored at Conseco Fieldhouse on the night of the show. The Artists, Indiana State Fair and Conseco Fieldhouse will all donate the entire proceeds from the concert to the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund," read a statement on the band's site.

Maroon 5 is also hoping to perform a benefit show at another locale for the families of the Indiana State Fair victims, but they still working out those details.

Governor Mitch Daniels called it a "freakish accident" and the Indiana Occupational Health and Safety Administration and the State Fire Marshal's office have begun conducting investigations, the Indianapolis Star reported. The company that erected the stage, Mid-America Sound Corp., released a statement as well saying they were launching an internal investigation "to understand, to the best of our ability, what happened."

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