More than 25,000 Rahman fans in Toronto were disappointed when the A R Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour, which was scheduled to play at the city’s Air Canada centre on Sunday night, was cancelled because of technical problems.
The collapse of a lighting rig in a pre-show set-up at Detroit’s Pontiac Silverdome was cited as the cause.
Following the incident in Detroit, the Oscar-winning composer said he was forced to cancel the shows in Detroit and Toronto.
‘The lighting rig came apart,’ Rahman said in a statement. ‘Thanks to the Almighty that everyone’s safe. My team escaped with minor injuries. Dates in Detroit and Toronto will be rescheduled due to the incident.’
‘I regret any inconvenience this causes my fans and am deeply grateful no one from my team or the local Detroit stage crew was seriously injured,’ he added.