Paramore Brisbane Concert Evacuated During Severe Thunderstorm

Written by Tom Williams on 14th February, 2018

Paramore Brisbane Concert Evacuated During Severe Thunderstorm

Paramore fans were left seeking shelter in Brisbane on Sunday night, after the city’s open-air Riverstage venue was evacuated during a severe thunderstorm.

The final show of Paramore’s 2018 Australian tour was evacuated around 6pm local time, with hundreds of concert-goers being moved out of the venue due to concerns over lightning.

Taking to Twitter during the evacuation, Paramore told fans, “Hey Brisbane. The venue staff have told us that they have to evacuate due to lightning and when the storm passes, they have a re-entry plan in place.

“We’ll keep you posted. thanks for hanging with us and our weather… Please stay safe!”

The show resumed about an hour later with support act Bleachers, delaying the running times slightly but not dampening fans’ spirits.

When the concert resumed, Paramore told fans, “Cops said we could play! Venue is in process of letting everyone back in. Brisbane, we’ll see you soon.”

After the show wrapped up, the group also thanked their fans for their patience, saying, “Our weatherman certainly did not prepare us for the storm that came thru brizzzzzy tonight, but we hung with it anyway. Thanks Brisbane family.”

The wild weather also led to the cancellation of the Red Hot Summer Tour’s sold-out show on Bribie Island, which was scheduled to feature the likes of Suzi Quatro, The Angels and Baby Animals.

Organisers say “extreme winds and rain exceeding 160km/h hit the venue”, which led to the stage and production suffering “severe damage”.

Read Paramore and Bleachers’ tweets and messages to fans, below.


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