“There was no question that the show would be cut short in light of this tragic event,” the band said.
Twenty-four-year old Kyle W. Kirchhoff fell to his death Friday night (May 22) at a Chevelle concert at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom.
According to police and the local medical examiner's office, Kirchhoff died from two chest wounds after falling from a catwalk backstage. According to WGN, he "stepped off the catwalk onto a plastered area, which gave way." He fell six to eight feet, where he was impaled by two metal organ pipes.
The band didn't immediately realize what had happened, but agreed to cut its encore performance short under fire marshal's orders.