“Purple Rain’s” FIRST AVENUE’s Ceiling Collapsed, Approx 750 Evacuated, 3 Injured + MIGUEL’s Sold Out Saturday Show Thwarted?

“The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire. We don’t need no water let the muthfka burn!” is often the sentiment chanted and yelled when a party going down at a venue. But never do we party goers want that to happen literally.

Rain certainly came down last night in the legendary venue where a great majority of the movie Purple Rain was set (in Minneapolis, Minnesota).

 

Although the venue was the place where a great majority of the movie “loosely based” on “FunkAndRoll” star Prince’s life was filmed, First Avenue was hardly a fictitious setting-real live bands did then (in the 80s) and up ‘til now (2015) played there with its next superstar scheduled to perform this Saturday: Miguel in its Main Room.

Last night however, the club was shut down around 10:15 p.m. during a show where the group Theory of a Deadman performed. As per witnesses in the crowd, smoke was spotted-followed by sprinklers going off in the back which is where the roof came down-injuring 3 of the approximate 750 people