Fire breaks out at Mayday’s concert

The issue was said to be due to a technical error


Taiwanese band Mayday recently held their ‘Life World Tour’ concert at the Hongkou Football Stadium in Shanghai two days ago (Dec 2) but fans got a scare after sparks broke out at the scene midway through.

In footages shared online by concert goers, fire and thick smoke were clearly visible, and it was even said that the fire sprang up to reach about two stories high.

The cause of the fire was reported to be a technical issue with the circuit, which lasted for two whole minutes before being put out by the fire department. Fortunately, there were no news of any injuries.


Mayday’s company, B'in Music Co. Ltd, has stepped out and addressed the situation.

“The fire inspection has now been completed and the sparks were caused after a power cord connecting the lights got loose. Luckily, everything was settled quickly, and we have to give the firefighters credit for allowing the concert to go on without being affected. We would also like to extend our gratitude to everyone who was in the crowd for making sure the area was safe,” they said.


The band’s vocalist, Ashin, has also responded to this issue on Weibo yesterday.

“I would like to thank the Shanghai police, the Hongkou Security Branch, the Hongkou football stadium, and the fire department, traffic controllers and safety security officers for having to attend to over 3 million people in this cold weather. And of course, our fans, who came out all the way to see us. Thank you all for coming down and helping us achieve our dreams of having a smooth and successful concert,” he wrote.

Mayday will be having three more performances at the same venue on Dec 5, 6 and 8.

Photos: PBE Media

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