Cheap Trick Launch Legal Battle Over Stage Collapse

(hennemusic) Cheap Trick have filed a $1 million lawsuit against the Ottawa Bluesfest over a stage collapse during their 2011 performance at the Canadian festival.

The statement of claim by Cheap Trick Touring Inc. was filed July 4, the opening day of this year's RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest, according to Metro News.

The band's touring company is seeking $400,000 for the repair and replacement of their damaged equipment, including guitars and amplifiers. They are also seeking $600,000 for special damages, which includes interim replacement, labour, and travel expenses.

The statement of claim alleges that Bluesfest breached its contract with the band by failing to provide a stage that is "absolutely level, solid, and secure" at all times. more on this story

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