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Fireworks at Dua Lipa Toronto concert set off by unauthorized participant – Billboard

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An investigation into Dua Lipa’s concert at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday night (July 27) is underway, as a series of fireworks were set off by unidentified persons and resulted in minor injuries to three concerts, local report.

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In several fan-captured videos of the incident, unauthorized fireworks were fired on the floor of the Scotiabank area. After the first few explosions, fans were seen running away from the scene and towards the seating areas for cover. Lipa did not pay attention and thanked her dancers before the show concluded.

Since then, the pop star has not issued a statement about the incident. Board has been reached for comment.

Police confirmed to Toronto News Network citynews They received a call at 11:40 p.m. local time regarding fireworks, which they are now investigating. Police additionally disclosed that three concerts with minor injuries were treated onsite; Ambulances and paramedics also confirmed to CityNews that they were not asked to assist on the show.

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment also shared a statement about the matter with CityNews, stating that it is working with Toronto Police on an investigation into the incident.

“Last night, at the end of a concert at the Scotiabank Arena, unauthorized and illegal fireworks were set off on the arena floor by a member of the audience. As a result, three attendees received little assistance on site and were in need of further medical attention. “As one of the premier locations in North America, creating a safe and secure space for every attendee at Scotiabank Arena is MLSE’s top priority and we immediately addressed this carefree and began working in collaboration with the Toronto Police Services to fully investigate the dangerous act.”

The “Levitating” singer will continue her live track and perform at Lollapalooza this weekend before heading to Montreal’s Oshega Festival on July 31.

Watch fan captured videos of Lipa’s concert below.



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Reference from www.billboard.com

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