Rihanna’s Dallas Concert Cut Short By Stage Fire

Robbie Daw | July 8, 2011 10:27 pm

Hot damn! Rihanna quite literally brought the fire to her LOUD Tour stop at Dallas’ American Airlines Center tonight. Yours truly was sitting in the audience enjoying the colorful, energetic spectacle for about an hour. But when fireworks started raining down from the rigging at the end of “California King Bed” and RiRi exited the stage, something went awry with the pyrotechnics. A small fire broke out above the stage and concert-goers were evacuated. Rihanna performed a fair amount of her hits at the show in Big D — including “Only Girl (In The World),” “S&M,” “Shut Up And Drive” and “Disturbia”—  before the mishap. But unfortunately, there were still a handful of her staples she didn’t get to, such as “Umbrella,” “What’s My Name,” “Rude Boy” and “SOS.”

Here’s video of the fire:

I snapped the above pic of the firetrucks arriving outside the venue. Shortly after the fire was under control, Rihanna jokingly tweeted, “DALLAS!!! We set the stage on FYAH tonight!!! LITERALLY!!! I’m so pissed, I was havin so much fun wit yall too!!! I gotta come back man!!”

The singer then added, “Heading into a production meeting to find out exactly what happened!!! Keep u posted.”

Sigh. Thanks for the hot show, Ri. But maybe next time bring some rain instead?

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