Apollo Theatre, Belvidere, Illinois, Roof collapse 31.03.2023

Belvidere roof collapse: At least one dead and dozens injured during concert horror

A roof has collapsed during a concert at the Apollo Theatre in Belvidere, Illinois, on Friday night leaving at least one person dead and dozens injured.

Harrowing images on social media showed a crowd of people trying to clear the rubble after a structure had partially collapsed inside.

1 dead, 28 injured after Apollo Theatre roof collapses during sold-out metal show in Belvidere

BELVIDERE, Ill. (WLS) — At least one person has died and 28 others are injured after the roof collapsed during a sold-out concert at the Apollo Theatre in Belvidere, Illinois, as severe storms raced through the area Friday evening.

The Boone County sheriff’s office confirmed multiple ambulances were called to the scene. Several people were seen being taken away on stretchers.

At least 1 dead, 28 injured as roof collapses during Illinois concert

The roof at a historic Illinois concert venue collapsed during a concert Friday night, killing at least one person and injuring 28.

The tragedy unfolded at the Apollo Theater in Belvidere, Illinois about an hour into a 7 p.m. show that was slated to feature metal bands Morbid Angel, Revocation and Skeletal Remains.

One killed, dozens injured when roof collapses at Apollo Theatre in Belvidere amid severe storms

BELVIDERE, Ill. (CBS) — The roof and marquee collapse Friday evening amid severe weather during a concert at the Apollo Theatre in Belvidere, Illinois.

One person was killed in the collapse, officials confirmed. Another 28 were injured.

Fatal roof collapse during Morbid Angel show in Illinois

Moments before Morbid Angel were set to take the stage at the Apollo Theatre in Belvidere, Illinois, on Friday, March 31st, the large venue’s roof collapsed under the immense pressure of a storm. One audience member posted a video on Twitter to show the chaotic aftermath of the incident, adding “there are reports of multiple victims” in a caption. 

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