The US musician was performing at Alexandra Palace for the Vans Warped Tour when he jumped 30ft from the rig into the audience.
The crowd reportedly parted in an attempt to avoid impact but Watsky ended up breaking one girl’s arm with another man hospitalised.
Watsky escaped with minor injuries telling fans he was ‘fine’ in a message on Facebook apart from ‘some nicks, bruises, and the shame of endangering the crowd’.
The video is pretty insane!
It’s safe to say Deaf Havana have had an intense few months: playing Reading and Leeds, supporting Bruce Springsteen at the annual Hard Rock Calling festival and being featured for the second time as Zane Lowe’s “Hottest Record In The World” with Boston Square. Following the release of Old Souls in September, their most successful album yet, entering 9th into the UK album chart, the boys have gone back to their touring roots and taken to the road on an 8 date UK tour – their largest headline tour to date.
The six piece alternative rock band from Hunstanton and Kings Lynn returned to Rock City on the 6th leg of their tour, with support from Charlie Simpson (yes, that’s Charlie from Busted) and Big Sixes. I had the pleasure of going to see a band that, I think, are going to be a regular feature on the main stages of festivals in the not so distance future.
The Big Sixes warmed up the growing crowd with an enthusiastic set. The lead singer created some laughs through crude banter, which was well received to the beer induced audience. Lighters flew into the air for their slower offeringSwallowing Flies.
Next to take the stage was Charlie Simpson, whose eyebrows were prominent as ever. The crowd received his new matured sound well and he had everyone clapping along by the second song of his set. The folky undertones and upbeat rhythm of Down Down Down got the crowd dancing and set the energetic tone of the rest of the night, whilst affirming that Charlie’s new sound is one bound to go down well with critics and fans alike.
Finally the stage was being set for the main event, as sound checks were taking place the crowd buzzed with anticipation. A cheeky glimpse of James and the boys were off. The set started with an unusual choice – a cover of Elvis Presley’s Teddy Bear, which was covered in typical Deaf Havana style before launching into a host of seamless tracks from both Fools and Worthless Liars and Old Souls. From Old Souls, the crowd was loving Everybody’s Dancing and I Want to Die singing back the lyrics and moshing to their hearts content. The encore was intense; Deaf Havana made the fans wait, but eventually caved to the demands of “We want more!” The lads returned to the stage keeping the crowd lively with I’m A Bore, Mostlyand Mildred. By now everyone was pushing the curfew but the crowd wouldn’t leave without one last song from the passionate band. James pulled at the heart-strings saying thanking the fans with “This is all thanks to you…I never thought we’d get to play a venue like this” before launching into Fifty-Four, a final and memorable effort during which the whole crowd relished in the boys genuine awe at playing Rock City.
Overall the show was as visually appealing as it was musically, with great use made of the lighting and the energy of the crowd. Deaf Havana’s stage presence was spot on and took the gig up a notch, whilst comic elements, such as drummer Tom throwing his socks into the crowd at the end, reminded us of the lads down to earth nature. The intimate feeling of the gig was maintained, despite the sheer mass of fans in the crowd, and this added to the feeling of pride at what Deaf Havana have achieved. Expect to hear more and more from Deaf Havana this year and onwards. With a North American tour already lined up supporting Ash for 2014 the boys have proved that Deaf Havana are ready to rock, they’re damn good and they’re only set to get better. Good luck lads!
by Cara Preece
If you have preordered the album from Bring Me Horizon's official store on their main site already then you will receive a unique Ticketmaster code that will give you the chance to buy tickets to these exclusive and limited shows. If you’d like to be in with a chance of getting into these shows, but haven't pre-ordered the album yet then the only way to do so is to pre-order it here, and you'll be given a secret access code for the ticket-buy as well.
Please note, tickets are subject to strict limited availability and a code does not guarantee entry to these shows.
Tickets will go on sale exclusively to code holders only on 25th March, at 9am. Codes will go out earlier to everyone who has ordered any product from the store.
Dates are as follows:
01/04/2013 Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
02/04/2013 Leeds Cockpit
03/04/2013 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
04/04/2013 Bristol Thekla