ODESZA Show Ends in Flames at The Gorge After Pyrotechnics Mishap

ODESZA fire breaks out at the gorge
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ODESZA fire breaks out at the gorge
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A brush fire broke out at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Quincy, Washington during the last song of ODESZA’s set while performing the final night of their ‘The Last Goodbye’ tour.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the brush fire was the result of the pyrotechnics used during the finale of the show. Footage from those in attendance show the hill alight behind the venue, with emergency crews on hand to put out the fire. The rest of the concert was canceled and attendees were asked to exit the premises as the emergency crew worked.

Firefighters were able to quickly put out the fire and there were no reported injuries. Meanwhile, the Gorge Amphitheatre posted an announcement on social media thanking attendees for their orderly dispersal as emergency crews got to work. “During the last song of ODESZA’s set at the Gorge, a brush fire broke out not far from the stage,” the statement begins.

“The fire was contained and fortunately was quickly extinguished. Out of an abundance of caution and safety, the show ended without an encore. We truly appreciate everyone coming tonight and celebrating the end of the tour. Thank you!”

The Washington Department of Natural Resources issued high heat warnings and burn advisories in the area ahead of the show. The venue is situated 150 miles southeast of ODESZA’s hometown and was predicted to bring in more than 66,000 fans over the course of the three-day event. The duo’s ‘The Last Goodbye Tour’ has grossed $35.8 million and has sold 600,000+ tickets in 2022 and 2023 across 54 shows at 48 venues in North America, according to Billboard.

The last few shows at the Gorge featured an on-site art installation called ‘Echoes’ which included six 30-foot towers, 120 LED screens, and were made of brushed aluminum. The installation came to life during the event with video imagery of the duo performing to wrap up the three-year tour for Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight.