Two people have died and a third person has been injured before an ABBA tribute concert featuring Abba covers and various musicals in Sweden, Tuesday evening. The incident occurred about 30 minutes before the show was due to start ,when a man in his 80s fell from the seventh floor and landed on two others, a man and a woman in their 60s, in the open foyer on the ground floor. The two men died on impact and the woman was injured. She sustained non-life-threatening injuries. About 1,000 people had gathered at the Uppsala Konsert and Kongress in Uppsala city, about 70 kilometers (43 miles) north of the capital, Stockholm, for the concert called show called “Thank You For The Music.” The victims have not yet been named by police which investigates why the elderly man fell. Police said on Tuesday night that they had “no reason to believe that a crime has been committed in connection with the man’s fall.” Shortly after the incident, organiser MTLive posted on Facebook that the show titled Thank You for the Music! had been cancelled.
The police have cleared the arena. Swedish pop formation ABBA is delaying promotion of their highly-anticipated comeback tour after this tragic event. “In light of the tragic news at the tribute concert in Sweden last night, we have decided to hold off on releasing our concert trailer until tomorrow,” ABBA tweeted on Wednesday. The real ABBA, meanwhile, is set to release their ninth and final studio album on Friday. “Voyage” will be their first new material in 40 years. They are also planning a “hologram” concert in London in May 22.