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Maroon 5 raise $350,000 for Indiana State Fair victims
Maroon 5 have helped raise more than $350,000
to honour the victims of Saturday's (13Aug11) stage collapse
tragedy at the Indiana State Fair.
The band, along with touring partners Train,
was due to perform at the fairground on Thursday (18Aug11), but the
concert was relocated over safety fears following the weekend
The gig took place at the Conseco Fieldhouse
in Indianapolis and the band pledged to donate all proceeds to the
Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund.
In a post on his Twitter.com page, frontman
Adam Levine writes, "Everyone worked for free tonight in
Indianapolis. We have already raised over $350,000 for those
affected by the state fair tragedy. AMAZING."
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.
The country act also returned to the stage on
Thursday night for the first time since the tragedy, and they paid
respect to the victims by asking their audience in Albuquerque, New
Mexico for a moment of silence.
The band, which is planning a private
memorial for the victims in Indiana, states on its website, "This
incredible machine is more than a tour and more than a set. We have
always celebrated music as a healer. While music cannot change the
events and losses at the Indiana State Fair, it can hopefully serve
as a ritual and a balm to provide comfort and facilitate healing in
this time of great sorrow."