Slipknot fans in Phoenix, Arizona forced their favorite band’s performance to be halted for a half hour after they started a massive bonfire at the venue. Fans posted videos of the fiery scene all over social media as the incident occurred.

After singing “Happy Birthday” to guitarist Mick Thomson, concertgoers began building the gigantic fire. After the band played “All Out Life,” the blaze quickly got out of control. The band had to cut two songs from their set.

The fuel for the bonfire was apparently mostly made up of lawn chairs. The AK-Chin Pavilion is an outdoor amphitheater venue with lawn seating. The fire occurred in the lawn section as fans threw their chairs on and the flame grew higher.

Fans posted cell phone footage on Twitter and YouTube which depicts Slipknot fanatics dancing around the fire. A mosh pit eventually formed. It was then that venue staff delayed the show to deal with the inferno.

No injuries have been reported as of this time. The band hasn’t made any comment about the incident. The venue’s Twitter account posted photos from the show. They did not make any comment about the fire.

The metal band was formed in 1995 and has remained active throughout the interim. They’ve sold 30 million records worldwide. Their rabid fan following refer to themselves as “maggots.” The band has recently been in the news for their feud with Machine Gun Kelly.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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