STRATOVARIUS' Edmonton Concert Ends In Flames

According to, STRATOVARIUS' September 30, 2009 concert at the Starlite Room in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada ended in flames. An eyewitness told BLABBERMOUTH.NET, "Near the end of STRATOVARIUS' set there was some commotion and I saw the [Finnish] band look up at something, [and it turned out that the ceiling-mounted PA speaker] had caught on fire. The concert stopped and the fire alarm went off. The building was evacuated. Three fire trucks showed up."

"Everything went well considering the circumstances, and no one was hurt. The fire was quickly put out," singer Timo Kotipelto said, according to

The eyewitness added, "The fire was small and everyone was laughing about it and seemed in good spirits. Also, a couple members of STRATOVARIUS came out of the tour bus and took photos signed autographs and chatted with fans. They were really nice regular guys."

Fan-filmed video footage of STRATOVARIUS' September 27, 2009 concert in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada can be viewed below.


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