Ratt’s Bobby Blotzer injured while falling off riser at Oklahoma show
Bobby Blotzer‘s version of Ratt played at the First Council Casino in Newkirk, Oklahoma, USA on July 30, 2016 and Blotzer reportedly fell off a riser sustaining some undisclosed injuries in the process.
Metal Sludge also reported that Ratt walked off the stage after only three songs due to technical / sound difficulties.
Ratt did come back on stage to complete their set as reported on the band’s Facebook page, which states:
“A message from Bobby Blotzer…
Quick explanation of the stage exit last night in Oklahoma.
Well, I’ve never been in such a position that it was virtually impossible to play the songs.
We had incredible problems with the sound on stage. And I mean disasteriously bad.
My kit also was in disarray from its locked in set up and after 3 tunes in to it, just wasn’t fair in my evaluation to the audience to continue until it was rectified.
The injuries I got falling off the riser, that was road wear, a bit on a higher scale, but thank God I fell in to a stack of Marshall amps.
The show did complete and the sound was radically adjusted and on we went.
Very stressful and endangering to my hearing and what’s left , when it sounds like a train smashing off a train track, somethings gotta happen and quick.
Onward ho, RATT N Roll!!
Ratt playing “Dance” live in Newkirk, Oklahoma, USA on July 30, 2016:
Ratt performing Dance – First Counsil Casino Newkirk Oklahoma on July 30, 2016