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Musician Kid Rock was forced to cancel his concert at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot on Friday night due to high winds, prompting attendees to start trashing the venue.
The performance was canceled at the last minute, after more than two hours of fans watching Night Ranger perform for the opening act. There would have been wind and lightning on the outskirts of town, which would have delayed the Knight Ranger show.
Fans were captured on video throwing beer cans and bottles towards the stage after learning the event had been cancelled, upset because it looked like the storm was starting to clear up.
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At least one person was apprehended by the police. The lone fan was tackled after attempting to climb onto the platform. He was later seen escorted in handcuffs by the police.
Kid Rock released a statement on Twitter after the cancellation expressing his frustration with the circumstances of the evening.
“SO P—ED OFF we weren’t able to play for a sold out crowd tonight in Minot, ND (due to high winds) – I know it sucks but none of us can control mother nature. Please be careful as you leave and take care of each other,” he wrote.
There were around 18,000 fans in attendance, according to TMZ.
The North Dakota State Fair said in a statement that the performance was canceled for safety reasons and promised to refund ticket holders.
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A Ward County Sheriff’s Department officer had taken the stage to announce that Kid Rock’s performance had been canceled, but the department later stressed that it was not responsible for the canceled event.
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“The Sheriff’s Department would like to make it clear to fans of tonight’s concert that the decision to cancel the Kid Rock concert was not made by the Sheriff’s Department. The Sheriff simply announced the cancellation,” wrote the Ward County Sheriff’s Department on Facebook. “We didn’t cancel the show.”
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