Three concertgoers were killed at a Steve Aoki performance in Madrid’s Thriller Music Park on Wednesday night (Oct. 31), after a crowd rush became a deadly stampede.
According to Madrid’s El Pais (via Spin), three members of the audience were killed and two were critically injured of “traumatic crush,” when a swelling occurred at one of the exits. Spanish people are investigating the incident.
Following the tragedy, Aoki cancelled his Thursday performance in Bilbao, Spain, and issued the following statement:
“After my performance last night at Thriller Music Park at the Madrid Arena in Spain, I was devastated to hear that three people had died during a crowd rush at one of the exits. The safety of my fans has always been my top priority and had I known that there was any distress putting people in jeopardy within the venue I would have ended my show immediately. My show in Bilbao, Spain tonight will be cancelled out of respect for those who lost their lives and those who are injured. I would like to express my deepest condolences and heart felt prayers to the families and loved ones during this difficult time.”
Aoki is an acclaimed house/electronic producer whose debut album, “Wonderland,” was released earlier this year.