Three fans were slightly injured after someone set off fireworks at Dua Lipa’s concert in Toronto on Wednesday night.
Toronto police told the Post that an unknown suspect in the floor section set off the fireworks at the end of Lipa’s Future Nostalgia Tour performance at Scotiabank Arena.
The victims received small burn marks on their legs and shoes, Variety reported, adding that after being examined by medics, no further medical assistance was needed, police said.
Yet it was enough to scare and disperse crowds, especially after the fatal attack at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester, England, in 2017.
Videos posted to social media show the “Hotter Than Hell” singer parading down the runway, soaking up her final moments of applause away from the unexpected pyrotechnic effects.
She seemed visibly aware of the pops but continued to dance to “Don’t Start Now”, watching her background dancers in apparent confusion.
“Look at his face,” a TikTok user captioned the now-viral video.
Possession of an unauthorized pyrotechnic device, smoke, or fireworks is a clear violation of the arena’s code of conduct, so it’s unclear how the perpetrator smuggled them in.
However, according to fans on social media, Scotiabank’s security team were very lax upon entering the venue, according to Variety, with some fans saying they didn’t even check their bags.
In a statement to the Post, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment — which owns or operates several venues in the area, including Scotiabank Arena — acknowledged the incident as well as an investigation into it.
“Last night at the end of a concert at Scotiabank Arena, unauthorized and illegal fireworks were launched onto the arena floor by a member of the public. As a result, three participants received minor on-site assistance and were able to return home without needing further medical attention,” the company said. “As one of North America’s premier venues, creating a safe and secure venue for every attendee at Scotiabank Arena is MLSE’s top priority and we immediately began working in conjunction with Toronto police to fully investigate this reckless and dangerous act. As always, we thank the Toronto Police Services, on-site medical team, employees and concert-goers for their prompt support in responding to this incident.
The Post has reached out to representatives for Lipa for comment.
The arena did not post information about the incident on social media, but instead shared photos on Twitter with the theme “Future Nostalgia”. personalized spoons, cooler and ice cream they offered the “Physics” star.
Police said they are involved in an active investigation and anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact them.
Lipa has Thursday night off as she prepares to headline Lollapalooza in Chicago on Friday.