Man dies after fall at The Weeknd show in Philadelphia


A man has died after diving from an escalator rail during The Weeknd’s opening tour show in Philadelphia.

The spectator, who has not yet been identified, suffered head trauma after falling about 40 feet at Lincoln Financial Field on July 14.

Officials say the 32-year-old was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital just after 11 p.m. and was pronounced dead minutes after midnight.

Tour promoter Live Nation was also responsible for promoting Travis Scott’s deadly Astroworld festival, which left 10 people dead and hundreds injured.

Following an investigation, police told the outlet that the man’s fall appeared to have been accidental, with “no suspected foul play”, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Bob Lange, senior vice president of communications for the Philadelphia Eagles, which operates the Lincoln, said the incident likely happened after the concert ended as people left the building.

The Post has reached out to the Philadelphia Police Department, Live Nation and Bob Lange for further comment.

The Weeknd’s ‘After Hours til Dawn’ tour features the singer’s best tracks from his fourth and fifth studio albums, 2020’s ‘After Hours’ and ‘Dawn FM’, released earlier this year.

The Weeknd’s tour opening show took place at Lincoln Financial Field on July 14.
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The tour was originally scheduled to kick off at Rogers Center in Toronto, but the concert was postponed due to a nationwide power outage, making the Philadelphia show the opening concert.

Fans of The Weeknd have been waiting a long time for his tour, which was supposed to kick off in 2020 but was postponed twice due to the pandemic.



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