Posted in dance | music | venues on August 2, 2010

Deadmau5 & missing piece of ceiling @ Wellmont Theatre (via Baristanet)
Deadmau5

Wellmont Theatre is temporarily closed -- and its scheduled show of Interpol Wednesday night [is definitely] canceled -- after a piece of the ceiling fell from the upper balcony during the Deadmau5 last week.

Louis Litvin, a Wellmont partner, confirmed that Robert McLoughlin of the Montclair buildings department had closed the Wellmont following the incident. Litvin added that one concertgoer was taken from the theater in an ambulance, but that the injury appeared to be minor and the victim was able to walk after being struck.

Litvin said that an engineering team with thermal imaging equipment is currently inspecting the entire building, ceiling and walls, and that management will do "whatever we need to do to protect the public."

"Once we do that and Bob McLoughlin is comfortable, the show will go on," Litvin said. The Wellmont hopes that all the repairs are done in time for the Lyle Lovett concert scheduled for August 15." [Baristanet]

Coincedentally, three days after Deadmau5 played Wellmont...
...while performing onstage at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., electronic music performer DEADMAU5 (pronounced "dead mouse") collapsed, suffering from exhaustion. Medics at the venue took him directly to hospital where he is now under supervision.

DEADMAU5 is sad to inform his fans that on the strict advice of the doctors, he now has no choice but to cancel the next nine shows of his summer tour schedule to allow for his recovery. The dates affected are listed below. Meanwhile, his North American dates for October which include appearances at Austin City Limits, the Treasure Island Music Festival, Voodoo Music Festival and three nights at Roseland Ballroom in New York City are still on course.

And as it says above, Wednesday night's Interpol show is cancelled. Poor Interpol. First Bono. Now the ceiling. Stay tuned for refund/rescheduling info.

Video of Deadmau5 collapsing, with the cancelled dates, below...

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Deadmau5 Collapses Onstage - Abrupt Ending (9:30 Club 7/30/10)

CANCELLED DEADMAU5 DATES:
Sun 8/1 Osheaga Music & Arts Festival Montreal, Canada
Sat 8/7 Summersonic Osaka, Japan
Sun 8/8 Summersonic Tokyo, Japan
Thu 8/12 Cream at Amnesia Ibiza
Fri 8/13 Cocorico Riccione, Italy
Sat 8/14 Papaya Summer Festival Croatia
Sun 8/15 Sziget Festival Budapest, Hungary
Tue 8/17 Cavo Paradiso Mykonos, Greece
Wed 8/18 Opium Mar Barcelona, Spain
Interpol's cancelled date at Wellmont is August 4th. New non-cancelled Interpol dates HERE.

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Comments (33)

Maybe the Wellmont angered the gods by booking shitty bands. If NYC wanted to invite more drug-riddled ravers and scenesters to the area, it'd just get Rick Moranis in Wayna Szalinski get ups to pull a Honey! I Blew Up the Kid on Williamsburg and the nearest American Apparel.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2010 7:25 PM

he literally "brought the house down"...

a yuk

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2010 7:26 PM

I'd like to point out that this happened at a a "legal" "licensed" "legit" venue.

apparently all that official endorsement and all those permits don't ensure that a place is "safe."

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2010 7:33 PM

The curse of Carlos D strikes again.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2010 7:33 PM

I think ceiling "collapse" should be downgraded to 'plaster falling from ceiling'. Collapse is catastrophic and this does not appear to be that. Words do have meanings, so use them correctly. Just saying.

Posted by Avalanche | August 2, 2010 7:36 PM

This sucks for Interpol fans who skipped the Atlantic City House of Blues show to go to the Wellmont show, like the girl who sold me 2 tickets to the Atlantic City show to go to the Wellmont show. Sucks for her, they put on a great Live performance regardless of the absence of Carlos D. Carlos quitting the band is NOT that big of a deal as some are making it out to be

Posted by mrbacchus | August 2, 2010 7:41 PM

Only in Jersey

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2010 7:42 PM

bowery presents is too greedy opening venues all over that are subpar.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2010 7:55 PM

I heard plaster fell on two ravers' heads while they were dancing, and turned them into smart people instead of being retarded drug ravers.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2010 7:58 PM

Haha 7:58

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2010 8:22 PM

I think ceiling "collapse" should be downgraded to 'plaster falling from ceiling'.

killer paint chips careen down from the ceiling presenting a lead hazard to hipsters who might gnaw on them.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2010 8:35 PM

Paul Kinsey is pissed.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2010 8:37 PM

Any chance they move the show to a venue in NYC?

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2010 8:38 PM

I got plastered at the Deadmau5 show. I feel ok today. Oh, wait, plastered...nevermind...

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2010 8:45 PM

"Only in Jersey"

Webster Hall is set to implode any day now...

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2010 8:55 PM

there must be another venue available to honor the tickets and maybe even sell more.....Roseland????

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2010 8:58 PM

Irving Plaza?

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2010 9:01 PM

United Palace? Ha! I just made myself laugh.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2010 9:38 PM

A similar thing happened to me when I utilized hummus instead of wood glue when building a pair of shelves for my apartment... I put a few cookbooks on those shelves and the entire thing collapsed!

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2010 9:54 PM

Now if someone can only happen to T5 and close that dump down.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2010 10:11 PM

Plaster fell from over the stage onto a band at Wellmont last year (think it was Wolf Parade).

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2010 11:38 PM

9:54 win

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2010 12:56 AM

10:11 win

Posted by Slob | August 3, 2010 1:11 AM

Exhaustion = overdose (or too much consistent drug use).

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2010 3:03 AM

Hmmm, what's happening to "rockstars" these days? What a loser. Also, I heard the it wasn't plaster that fell...Carlos D just dropped his bag from the balcony.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2010 3:40 AM

'plaster falling from ceiling'. can seriously injure or even kill someone if it falls far enough and hits them in the head. The distance from the balcony ceiling to the seats is not that far, but if this happened in the open space from the ceiling to the people standing on the floor, someone would have been seriously hurt. It's pretty serious.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2010 10:47 AM

Maybe wearing a stupid animal costume has something to do with collapsing from exhaustion? Not sure you really need to take 9 days off to recover from that one

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2010 10:59 AM

Why the fuck are people crowd surfing in that deadmaus video? Are there seriously mosh pits at his shows? People are fucking retards..

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2010 11:14 AM

Interpol show is only being postponed, not cancelled, would make sense to have in late august/early september

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2010 3:04 PM

Sometimes things get complicated

Posted by Anon | August 4, 2010 9:51 AM

@ 11:38

You got it. Wolf Parade it was.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 10:17 AM

I'm the girl who sold you her house of blues tix :O( SUCKS!!!

Posted by scap | August 4, 2010 12:46 PM

Ceiling probably didn't fall on my fuckin head while I was on 3 hits of L and 2 rolls. NBD

Posted by Hackstar | September 10, 2010 10:19 AM

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