Primal Scream Singer Bobby Gillespie Falls Off Stage
Primal Scream's set at the Caribana Festival in Crans-pres-Celigny, Switzerland last night (June 2) was cut short only 40 minutes into their performance when lead singer Bobby Gillespie fell off the stage. He was taken away on a stretcher and sent to a nearby hospital.
According to NME, Gillespie had jumped onto the speaker stack, which he'd been doing throughout the show, when he slipped and he fell seven feet into the crowd. It is believed he suffered minor back injuries and will be released shortly.
This morning, the band's official Twitter account sent out the following message, "Thanks everyone who has asked about Bobby, we're waiting for more news but hoping to be back on the road as soon as we get the all clear."
Primal Scream's next scheduled show is on June 17 at the Azkena Festival in Bilbao, Spain. They are touring Chaosmosis, which was released back in March. It's their 11th album and the follow-up to 2013's More Light. It was co-produced by Gillespie, guitarist Andrew Innes and Bjorn Ytting of Peter Bjorn & John and features two collaborations with Haim. Another of its songs, "When the Light Gets In," is a duet with Sky Ferreira. You can watch the video for it here.
Almost a year ago to the day of Gillespie's accident, Dave Grohl broke his leg when he fell off the stage during a Foo Fighters concert in Sweden. Although the group finished the show, they wound canceling the rest of the dates on their European tour. When they resurfaced a few weeks later at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., Grohl took the stage in giant throne that he had designed while in the hospital and under the influence of painkillers.
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