Backstreet Boys’ Pennsylvania Concert Evacuated Due To Weather Backstreet Boys’ Pennsylvania Concert Evacuated Due To Weather
The Backstreet Boys were slated to perform at Hersheypark Stadium last night, but due to a potentially dangerous thunderstorm, the gig was postponed. At... Backstreet Boys’ Pennsylvania Concert Evacuated Due To Weather

The Backstreet Boys were slated to perform at Hersheypark Stadium last night, but due to a potentially dangerous thunderstorm, the gig was postponed.

At first, the Pennsylvania concert was delayed when thunderstorms passed through the city with downpour rain and lightning around 7 p.m. Attendees who were already on the stadium’s grounds were asked to seek shelter under the grandstands or to return to their vehicles until the storm passed. After the storm calmed down, the gates to the stadium re-opened and people filled inside. However, when the boyband took the stage at 9 p.m., people were still trying to find their seats, and after only a few minutes performing, the show was called-off due to another approaching storm.

At this time, no rescheduled date has been announced, but many fans are calling for refunds. People in attendance took to social media to share their experience being caught up in the chaos at the stadium.

Support TicketNews by visiting our affiliates - We receive a commission on any purchases made by our readers

Fans are nervous that the show might not be rescheduled after what happened at the Backstreet Boys’ gig in Oklahoma last year. The August show, set to take place at Thackerville’s WinStar World Casino and Resort, was postponed after 80 mph winds pushed over a metal structure and fell onto waiting fans. During the storm, 14 fans were injured, causing the group to cancel the performance amid safety concerns. However, months later, the band said they would be unable to reschedule the show without explanation, but will be in the Tulsa area on their 2019 world tour.

Currently, Backstreet Boys are touring in support of their smash-hit record, DNA, which dropped earlier this year. The record, which features singles “Chances” and “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” is their first LP since 2013’s In A World Like This. They’re slated to stop next on their DNA World Tour in Raleigh this week, followed by gigs in cities like Houston, Birmingham, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, and Pittsburgh. They’ll wrap-up the trek with a four-night show in Honolulu, Hawaii this November – additional shows have been added in the state due to extremely high demand.

Visit Ticket Club to find tickets to see Backstreet Boys on tour this year

468x60 TickPick Featured Banner

Olivia Perreault Deputy Editor

Olivia Perreault is the Deputy Editor for TicketNews. She is a graduate of The University of Rhode Island and holds a BA in journalism. As an avid concert junkie, she's been to hundreds of concerts and freelances for multiple online publications, including her music blog, found at OliviaGPerreault.com. Reach Olivia via email at [email protected]