Bowie Cancels Miami Show After Stagehand Dies

By | May 7, 2004 at 12:00 AM

David Bowie on Thursday scrapped a concert in Miami after a local stagehand was killed in a fall before the performance began, the rock star’s publicist said in a statement.

Details of the accident at the James L. Knight Center, or of the stagehand’s identity, were not disclosed, but the statement said police were investigating.

“A statement was read to the audience after the accident, informing them that refund or postponement information would be available shortly,” the news release said, adding that Bowie and his tour personnel were “deeply saddened” by the accident.

Bowie is on the second North American leg of his “A Reality” concert tour, which ends June 5 in New Jersey. The tour is being promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment, a unit of Clear Channel Communications Inc.