Wednesday night in Madrid, three people were killed during Steve Aoki's performance. Because of the tragic and fatal crowd-rushing incident, Aoki decided to cancel the next night's show in Bilbao, Spain.
"After my performance last night at Thriller Music Park at the Madrid Arena in Spain, I was devastated to hear that three people had died during a crowd rush at one of the exits," Aoki wrote on his Facebook page. "The safety of my fans has always been my top priority and had I known that there was any distress putting people in jeopardy within the venue I would have ended my show immediately."
"My show in Bilbao, Spain tonight will be cancelled out of respect for those who lost their lives and those who are injured," the DJ added. "I would like to express my deepest condolences and heart felt prayers to the families and loved ones during this difficult time."
Per the Los Angeles Times, the promoter of the Thriller Music Park event has issued condolences for the loss of life. According to their statement, "an assistant flaming a flare…caused panic and isolation in this part of the venue."
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this tragedy.