Man Dies During CHEVELLE Concert
According to the Chicago Tribune, a 24-year-old man fell to his death from a catwalk at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago on Friday during a Chevelle concert.
Kyle Kirchhoff was killed around 10:20 p.m. when he and two friends made their way through a door on the Aragon’s second-floor balcony and came across a catwalk from which they were able to watch the show. A short time later, Kirchhoff’s friends noticed he wasn’t with them and went to look for him. They found his body after he apparently fell about 6 to 8 feet onto two metal rods. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:54 p.m.
Chevelle posted on the band’s Facebook page: “To our fans, as you may or may not have heard, an extremely unfortunate event occurred at our show in Chicago Friday night.
“We were asked by police to stop our set so that the authorities could tend to an injured fan. Once the severity of the accident was determined, the authorities cleared out the venue to give them time to investigate.
“We want to thank our Chicago fans for their respect of the authorities and for understanding that these decisions made by the authorities were out of our control.
“We love our fans in Chicago, and while there was no question that the show would be cut short in light of this tragic event, we will be sure to play for you all again as soon as possible.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Chevelle fan Kyle Kirchhoff and at this time we ask that you all keep Kyle and his family in your thoughts and prayers.”