May 9, 2013 17:43
Lead singer of US deathcore band Emmure gets electrocuted onstage – watch
Frontman Frankie Palmeri says he's 'OK' now and blames the incident on faulty wiring
The band were halfway through their first song during a gig at Moscow's Plan B club on Tuesday night (May 7) when the zap attack occurred. Frontman Frankie Palmeri is seen falling to the floor and another band member appears to receive a minor shock after trying to help him.
Unsurprisingly, the band cancelled the rest of the performance and guitarist Mike Mulholland later took to Twitter to apologise to gig-goers. "I'm so sorry to all of our Moscow fans who came to see us tonight," he tweeted.
Meanwhile, Palmeri also used Twitter to confirm he wasn't seriously harmed by the shock, posting:
Yeah I'm fine I just wanna go the fuck home.— MR.SUS A.K.A SO TRUE (@FrankiePalmeri) May 9, 2013
Palmeri also gave an explanation for the incident, writing: "A venue with no ventilation caused the entire venue to sweat + faulty wiring and grounding caused the accident. Shitty circumstances."
In a previous tweet, Palmeri had admitted he was aware conditions could be unsafe before he took to the stage. "I'm not mad at Plan B or Moscow or anything stupid like that," he wrote. "I took the risk because I wanted to step onstage and play an amazing show."
Emmure are a five-piece from Queens in New York. They released their fifth album 'Slave To The Game' in April 2012 and it peaked at Number 58 on the US albums chart – their highest position yet.
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