NORTH DAKOTA (7News) — Kid Rock canceled his North Dakota concert Friday due to bad weather in a move that triggered a backlash from fans who proceeded to trash the venue, according to a report.
He was supposed to take the stage at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot around 9:30 p.m., however wind and lightning on the outskirts of the town continued to delay the show, reports said.
Fans in the 18,000-person audience reportedly became enraged after a sheriff's deputy announced the concert was canceled.
Some people threw beer cans, while another man climbed on stage and took a threatening stance before security tackled him, the report said.
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Yet another man was handcuffed and led away by the police, reports said.
Kid Rock issued a statement on Twitter, saying in part:
I know it sucks but none of us can control mother nature. Please be safe leaving and take care of each other.
Fans had varying reactions on social media.
The problem is all in the way it was handled," Mike McDowell tweeted. "Just this fans view. I have had other shows cancelled prior to going to venue, but not after going, paying to get in and on top of it, buying merchandise, waiting hours just to be cancelled.
"Reschedule," Greg Pelletier tweeted. "Fishy that the Midway and side stage went on as usual after the tornado warning and delay. Travelled over 300 miles for this. Dropped a lot of $ on a day the fam looked forward to for a long time. Huge disappointment," Pelletier said.
The North Dakota State Fair also released a statement on Twitter, citing safety concerns and promising to issue refunds to ticket holders.
"Due to the safety concerns of the high winds, lightning, and severe weather in the area, the Kid Rock concert had to be canceled. The North Dakota State Fair will be issuing refunds to all ticket purchasers."