Slipknot's show in Arizona on Tuesday night had to be halted after fans lit a fire in the middle of the mosh pit area. AZ Central, via Billboard, reports that the Knotfest Roadshow gig at Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix was paused for 30 minutes while officials battled to put out a blaze made up of flaming lawn chairs. Check out footage from the show below.
Here’s a wild photo of the fire from a distance pic.twitter.com/J9tTkXL3Fx— Sam Weidenbaum (@SamWeidenbaum) November 3, 2021
It is estimated that the blaze climbed 20 feet into the air and could clearly be seen from the back of the crowd. Fans at the gig said that the fire began toward the end of the metal band's main set, specifically the song "All Out Life," meaning "Duality" and "Spit It Out" were cut from thr setlist.
A Phoenix Fire Department spokesperson said an engine company "responded to the pavilion and found a large contents fire... possibly started by bystanders at the event." The spokesperson added that "the fire was thoroughly extinguished without any extension to the major structure and no injuries were reported at the incident. The exact cause of the fire is currently under investigation and no persons were displaced at this incident."