Rob Zombie called off an open-air appearance in Little Rock, Arkansas last weekend after his crew raised safety concerns over weather conditions. He decided not to proceed after a series of high profile stage collapses in recent years.
Zombie says: “It’s a drag. We drove all night to play the show only to find we couldn’t. You just have to go on the recommendations of your crew – they’re trying to rig thousands of pounds of equipment. The wind was blowing and they had to keep stopping, and they came to the conclusion it’s just not safe. After what happened with Sugarland and Cheap Trick you just can’t take the risk. It’s an inconvenience, but nothing’s more inconvenient than that stuff coming down. Imagine if something happened – no one would have been worried about the concert then.” He’s promised to “figure out something special” for fans when the show is rearranged.