Chevelle Update Fans on Friday Night Tragedy

It’s been several days since tragedy occurred during a Chevelle show in Chicago and now the band have formally released a statement about the incident.

For those not familiar with the horrific incident, this past Friday (May 22), Chevelle were playing at the Aragon Ballroom in their hometown when a 24-year-old man fell from a catwalk and was impaled through the chest upon landing.

At the time, the band had posted a message of Facebook hoping they would have a speedy recovery, even though their set had been cut short, much to the displeasure of a several naysayers in the crowd.

Today, the band posted a second post on Facebook addressing the incident that happened. Read their full post below.

“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 the 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 Kirchoff and at this time we ask that you all keep Kyle and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

S.P.D.”

After the fall, first responders quickly attended to Kirchoff rushing him to Weiss Memorial Hospital where 30 minutes after his arrival he was pronounced dead.

At the time of the original story, officials were still investigating what happened and police had said that foul play was not being suggested.

Man Dies During Chevelle Show

Over the weekend, a 24-year-old man lost his life during a Chevelle concert.

The band was in the middle of their set Friday night (May 22) at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom when Kyle Kirchoff, from Hanover Park, fell from a restricted catwalk and was impaled in his chest upon landing.

The band’s set was cut short as first responders made their way to the injured. He was taken Weiss Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Chevelle quickly took to their Facebook page to explain what led to them having to shorten the set and wished the injured a speedy recovering. We’re assuming it was posted before Kirchoff was officially pronounced dead at the hospital.

The show was not only the band’s final co-headlining tour date with The Used and Marmozets, but it was also their hometown show; Chevelle are from Grayslake, a suburb of Chicago.

While there has been no official cause of death, police are currently investigating the incident though it appears foul play is not being suggested.

The Used Announce Co-Headliner for Upcoming Tour

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The Used may have been down a member this time last week, but the band didn’t let that stop them with their full schedule of touring.

Today, the four-piece announced they will be heading out on another tour immediately after their tour with Every Time I Die wraps on May 2. Opening acts, Marmozet will be sticking around for the second tour.

One of the biggest surprises come is the announcement that it will be a co-headlining tour with Chevelle. Funny enough, both bands released their last album last April; The Used released their sixth album, Imaginary Enemy while Chevelle released their seventh album, La Gárgola last April.

The Used/Chevelle co-headlining tour will begin on May 4 in Birmingham, AL at Iron City and wrap up on May 22 in Chicago at the Aragon Ballroom. Pre-sales will begin today at 2 p.m. local time while general ticket sales will be available on Friday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m., local time.

Check out the tour dates below.

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Recently, the Utah based band revealed that their longtime guitarist Quinn Allman has decided to take a year-long break from the band. Taking his vacant spot during upcoming shows and appearances will be Saosin guitarist, Justin Shekoski.