2011 was poised to be a memorable year for the concert industry. Ticket sales were on a rebound following a precipitous drop in 2010, and acts were once again feeling confident about taking big, production-heavy tours out on the road. Unfortunately, the year became memorable not for its successes, but its tragedies.
The summer of 2011 saw no less than three weather-related staging accidents in one month’s time. The most significant of these occurred in Indianapolis prior to a