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Backstreet Boys cancel Oklahoma show where fans were hurt

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THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) - The Backstreet Boys won't be rescheduling an Oklahoma concert that was postponed after fans were hurt when a storm damaged the venue where the band was supposed to perform.

Band members announced Wednesday on Facebook that they won't be able to reschedule the show at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, which is along the Texas border about 70 miles (110 kilometers) northwest of Dallas. Refunds are available at points of purchase.

At least 14 people were taken to a hospital Aug. 18 after trusses holding up an entrance at the resort collapsed.

WinStar said it began an evacuation when lightning was within 4 miles (6 kilometers) of the casino, and that about 150 patrons were still inside when the storm hit with 70-80 mph (113-128 kph) winds.

The band plans to perform in Dallas and Tulsa next year. The WinStar Casino released this statement:

“In recent weeks, we have worked diligently to find a new date for the originally scheduled August 18 show featuring the Backstreet Boys and 98° at WinStar World Casino and Resort. At this time, the joint decision has been made to cancel the show officially,” said Kym Koch Thompson, WinStar World Casino and Resort spokesperson.

Refund Instructions:

  • Automatic refunds will be issued within 7-10 business days to individuals who purchased through the casino’s official ticketing partner using a credit/debit card. 
  • WinStar Box Office representatives are reaching out to individuals who purchased at the casino’s Box Office using a credit/debit card or cash to let them know of the refund.
  • Individuals who purchased at any other point of sale need to reach out to that ticket seller for information related to their refund policy.

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