Concert-goers injured after crowd rushes stage at festival

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At least 10 people have been hurt after the crowd rushed the stage at the music festival in US Arizona’s Tempe..

TEMPE, Arizona (AP) — Authorities say 10 to 12 people were injured after a crowd rushed the stage during a music festival Saturday night at a park near the city’s downtown, KNXV-TV reported (http://bit.ly/1OZaFFb).

The city’s fire department, aided by fire departments in Scottsdale and Phoenix, came to the scene after getting reports that as many as 40 people were hurt at the event after concert-goers began rushing the stage. The name of the festival may be Summer Ends but as anyone who has spent any significant amount of time in Arizona can tell you, there are still several weeks to go before summer can be declared over. The incident happened on Saturday night, with “the concert crowd starting pushing toward the stage,” the local police said as quoted by 3TV News channel. Most of the tracks off of Hozier’s debut self-titled album are a unique mix of folk and rock and he managed to make both sound great on Thursday as he switched between the two pretty seamlessly. It’s intense.” Another fan was reported as saying “We were suffocating.” It was not immediately clear what caused the incident at the Tempe Beach Park.

Folk said police and firefighters shut off the music and announcers on the public address system told the crowd, “Get back or we’re going to shut down the show.” Concert promoter Tom Lapenna said the plug was pulled on Rebelution’s set due to “a medical emergency.” Lapenna worked to get the fans to move back and allow the medical professionals access to the area in front of the venue’s east stage. He also did a cover of the Ariana Grande and Iggy Azelia song “Problem” while also throwing in a little bit of Warren G and Nate Dogg’s “Regulate” just for fun. He even referred to himself as a desert rat. “Same desert, different cacti,” said Flowers midway through his set, referring to his home state of Nevada.

A lot of Flowers’ solo material feels as if it could easily be found on just about any Killers album but a good portion of his solo work has a very distinct sound to it. “Lonely Town” has a very ‘80s vibe to it while “Diggin’ Up The Heart” feels like it has a heavy Bruce Springsteen influence to it. He displayed a ton of charisma and a great sense of humor that showed why he is so successful as the frontman of the Killers and why they were one of the biggest bands in the world at one point. He even showed what a nice guy he was as he stopped his bandmates mid-song during “Magdalena” to check on a fan who looked like she might have passed out from heat exhaustion. But they did manage to perform their most well-known songs like “Hang Me Up to Dry” and “We Used to Vacation” much to the delight of those who showed up early to see them.

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