Sam France fell offstage in Minneapolis earlier this week
Foxygen singer Sam France has broken his leg after falling offstage in Minneapolis
The frontman underwent surgery yesterday (July 30) after the incident at the First Avenue venue. As a result, the band have had to cancel a number of shows on their current North American tour. The band took to Facebook in order to update fans on France’s condition and thank support band Twin Peaks. They wrote:
Sadly, the Vancouver & Seattle shows will have to be cancelled. Sam needs to have surgery this morning. We will be back. Still a chance that Pickathon shows will happen, though they might be subdued performances. It all depends on healing & travel time. On the bright side, Sam will probably have a cool cane or something. Thank you all for understanding & much love to Twin Peaks for being awesome on this short, short tour. We’ll play again soon.
Touring member of Foxygen Elizabeth Fey – who joined the group last year – recently took to Tumblr – via Pitchfork – to shine a light on current turmoil within the band, whose core members are Fey’s partner France and Jonathan Rado.
In a lengthy blog post, which went online last week, Fey wrote that she felt all the problems in the band were being blamed on her by Rado and fellow touring member Shaun Fleming. She wrote: “…Rado and Shaun blamed all the problems in Foxygen on me, I was the perfect scapegoat: the only girl, a new member, a loud opinionated female. Rado said things like I was ‘unprofessional’ which is just a joke. I am unprofessional while Shaun Fleming was/is hitting on teenage girls all the time online, Joe just got jailed on the last tour for being drunk, and Rado couldn’t even tell me any of his problems himself.”
Rado, who runs the band’s Twitter page, tweeted in response to the post, writing:
ALWAYS, DEFINITELY, BELIEVE THE INTERNET
— Foxygen (@foxygentheband) July 25, 2013
Foxygen released their third album ‘We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic’ earlier this year. This is not the first time that band relations have appeared strained. Back in March Foxygen cancelled their UK and European summer tour, claiming that the “creative health” of the band depended on them not playing the gigs.