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Maroon 5 and Train donating Indiana State Fair proceeds to fund
Maroon 5 and Train are turning their show at
the Indiana State Fair into a fundraiser to honour the victims of
Saturday's (13Aug11) stage collapse tragedy.
The two bands, who are on tour together, were
due to perform at the fairground on Thursday (18Aug11), but the
concert has since been relocated over safety fears.
The gig will now take place at the Conseco
Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and all proceeds will be donated to the
Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund, established this week
(begs15Aug11) to support the families of those killed and injured
in the weekend disaster.
A post on Maroon 5's Twitter.com blog reads:
"Indiana State Fair show is being moved to another venue. All
proceeds will benefit Rememberence (sic) Fund."
Five people died and more than 40 others were
injured when scaffolding and a lighting rig came crashing down
during a sudden storm, shortly before country duo Sugarland was set
to take the stage.
Scheduled fair shows by Lady Antebellum and
Janet Jackson this week have been cancelled in the wake of the