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Update: Foxygen singer injured during first song at First Avenue

Posted by: Jon Bream under Music Updated: July 30, 2013 - 2:57 PM

 

 

High-flying Foxygen singer Sam France in concert earlier this summer/ Associated Press

 

UPDATED: Much-hyped Foxygen apparently got a little too hyped Monday night at First Avenue. During their first song, wild-man lead singer Sam France " fell into the barricade in front of the stage and injured his leg..

He "attempted to jump up on one of the monitors at the front of the stage and his momentum ended up causing the monitor to tip over which sent him flying down into the pit," reported concertger Chris Dumpert.

The band finished the song and then guitarist Jonathan Rado told that crowd that France was hurt and the show, after five minutes, was canceled.

An ambulance took France to a hospital.

The L.A. indie rockers, darlings of Pitchfork for their January album “We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic,” posted two tweets afterward.
 
“Sam is OK – he might have broken his leg” and “Sorry Minneapolis—we will make it up to you, we promise.”
 
On Tuesday afternoon, Foxgen tweeted that France had surgery. "On the bright side, Sam will probably have a cool cane or something."
 
 
 
 

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