Fatal Fall From Balcony at Oakland KISS Concert Chronicle Staff Report

OAKLAND -- A concertgoer tumbled to his death last night from an upper-level balcony at the Oakland Arena during a performance by the rock band KISS.

The man, whose identity was unavailable last night, fell at about 10:45 p.m., police said.

He suffered severe head injuries and was pronounced dead at Highland Hospital shortly after 11 p.m., a nursing supervisor said.

Police homicide detectives were dispatched to the arena to investigate the death. It was not known how the man fell, police said.