SOURCE: Lake of the Torches Resort Casino

Lake of the Torches Resort Casino

July 18, 2011 17:40 ET

Wisconsin Casino's Marketing Director Makes Statement Regarding Upcoming Cheap Trick Concert

LAC DU FLAMBEAU, WI--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2011) - Michael J. Broderick, Director of Marketing at Lake of the Torches Resort Casino, upon hearing the news of the stage collapse during the Cheap Trick show at the Ottawa Blues Fest in Ottawa, Canada on Sunday, July 17th, issued the following statement:

"On behalf of the casino's staff and management, our heart goes out to all individuals injured in this unfortunate event and we wish them a speedy recovery process. I have been in contact with Cheap Trick's management, and the show scheduled for the 31st of July at Lake of the Torches is still taking place as scheduled. We are very happy to hear that none of the members of the band were injured and were able to get off of the stage before the collapse," remarked Broderick. "We look forward to hosting Cheap Trick and praise the dedication to their Wisconsin fans, but again we hope for the best for everyone injured at the Canadian event and we wish them a full recovery. It was a tragic series of circumstances and luckily no one lost his or her life," Broderick said.

Cheap Trick's band members were able to get off the stage safely during the storm, but witnesses said they were thrown off their feet when the stage they were playing on heaved backward and caved in because of the storm. Initial reports say a 49-year-old man, who was working at the show, suffered injuries to his pelvis, leg and abdomen. Another man is believed to have suffered spinal injuries.

Cheap Trick is set to perform on Sunday, July 31, at 5 p.m. in the Lake of the Torches Hall of Nations Convention Center.

More information about the Cheap Trick show at Lake of the Torches can be found online at or by calling 1-800-25-TORCH, ext. 6222. Or, visit the Player Services desk at the casino for more information.

Situated on the shores of Pokegama Lake and nestled in Wisconsin's Northwoods, the Lake of the Torches Resort Casino has a feel of a classic Northern retreat and reflects its Ojibwe culture and heritage. The casino has over 800 slot machines (including a high-limit and non-smoking area), 12 blackjack tables, Let it Ride, Three Card Poker, and three poker tables, a high-stakes Bingo Hall seating up to 500 persons, and the Eagle's Nest Restaurant and Woody's Bar & Grill. The hotel has 101 well-appointed rooms, the Dancing Waters Lounge and the Woodland Oasis pool area. The 8,500 square-foot Convention Center with the Hall of Nations offers an outstanding venue for entertainment, receptions, trade shows, meetings, presentations and seminars. It is proudly owned and operated by the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.

More information on upcoming events at Lake of the Torches is available at

Contact Information

  • Contact Information
    Leana Schlecht
    Marketing Manager
    Lake of the Torches Resort Casino
    1-800-25-TORCH, ext. 4016