Partial roof collapse injures concert-goers

Those hurt were taken to the emergency room at Hennepin County Medical Center where their injuries are described as non life-threatening.


On Wednesday August 12, 2015, three people were injured at a Theory Of A Deadman concert, when a portion of the venue’s ceiling came crashing down.

A section fell onto the floor about midway through the headlining set by Canadian metal band Theory of a Deadman. “It was a bad surprise”. In fact, he said, “That was another case where we just had (inspectors) in here looking everything over”. Fellow attendee Jennifer Johnson said a second, much larger section of the ceiling came down shortly thereafter, leading parts of the audience to start screaming.

Firefighters reacted to an account associated with a possible developing collapse around 10:15 p.m., Minneapolis Fire Department spokesperson Cherie Penn said in announcement. “I don’t know if [First Ave will reopen] this weekend or a week from now”, he says.

Water had to be shut off after the collapse damaged pipes and authorities worked to evaluate the integrity of the 78-year-old building, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

Here are a couple of videos that show what happened.

Signs posted on the club doors Thursday morning read, “Thank you for your support” and “Please follow our social media accounts for more information on First Avenue’s reopening (soon!)”. Concerts listed further out on the calendar have not yet been canceled.

The most successful album for Prince was launched at First Avenue.


The Minneapolis concert venue, which is famous for bringing in up-and-coming music acts, has been opened since 1970.

Three Injured After Ceiling Collapses At Theory Of A Deadman Show