A single individual lost their life, while 28 others were wounded at the Apollo Theater in Belvidere, Illinois on Friday when the roof collapsed during a MORBID ANGEL, CRYPTA, REVOCATION, and SKELETAL REMAINS as severe storms with 90 mph winds blew through the area.
Belvidere Fire Chief Shawn Schadle reported that in addition to one person who lost their life, five people were transported to the hospital with serious injuries, eighteen suffered moderate injuries, and five had minor injuries.
MORBID ANGEL issued a following statement: “Tonights show is Canceled due to a Tornado that hit the Venue. We ask anyone who is still traveling to the venue to please seek shelter and stay safe. We are currently sheltering in place, and want to extend our support and hope that everyone at the show tonight is safe.
Right now our focus is on making sure everyone in the venue tonight is ok and gets home.”
According to social media posts from other bands on the bill, all band members and crew are safe.