Bruno Mars halts Glasgow gig early after stage catches fire - video

11 July 2018, 10:57

By Tom Eames

We knew Bruno Mars is always on fire at his shows, but this was something else.

The American singer was four songs into his concert at Glasgow Green last night (July 10), when on-stage pyrotechnics are thought to have set the lighting rig on fire.

The flames were thankfully brought under control within eight minutes.

When he returned to the stage, Bruno Mars improvised an a capella chorus of "We burned the stage down in Glasgow."

During the break between songs, video screens at the outdoor show told fans: "It is necessary to stop the show temporarily. Further information to follow."

Audience members posted photos of stage crew trying to control the flames with a fire extinguisher, before the show came back. Luckily, there were no injuries.

A spokesperson for DF Concerts said: "During the Bruno Mars show, there was an incident involving one of the stage lights meaning the show was stopped temporarily. Thanks to the quick thinking of our stage team who assessed the situation, this incident was quickly responded to, allowing the show to continue safely."