Coronavirus

Bruno Mars Forced to Temporarily Leave Stage After Fire Breaks Out During Glasgow Show

Bruno Mars
Jens Noergaard Larsen/AFP/Getty Images

Bruno Mars performs on stage during the Roskilde music festival on July 5, 2018 in Roskilde, Denmark. 

Bruno Mars was forced to evacuate the stage and put his concert on pause during a Tuesday night (July 10) show in Glasgow after a small fire broke out.     

The singer was performing at Glasgow Green until a pyrotechnics incident caused a small fire in the lighting rig. It took the crew less than 10 minutes to put out the blaze and secure the stage for Mars to continue. Screens on both sides of the stage alerted fans and assured them that the show had to be temporarily stopped.

After Mars returned to the stage, he couldn't help but put a positive spin on the scenario, starting an improvised chant of “We burned the stage down in Glasgow!"

“During the Bruno Mars show, there was an incident involving one of the stage lights meaning the show was stopped temporarily," a spokesperson for DF Concerts explained, according to NME. “Thanks to the quick thinking of our stage team who assessed the situation, this incident was quickly responded to, allowing the show to continue safely.”


THE BILLBOARD BIZ
SUBSCRIBER EXPERIENCE

The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.


To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.