Watch Gojira’s Guitarist Take A Pyro Blast To The Face… And Return To Finish The Set
No matter how much they tour and how road-wise they’ve become, live musicians are always faced with unexpected and sometimes dangerous occurrences on stage. The real test is whether or not the band, after they get injured or scuttled, can come back out and keep the show rolling. Well, Gojira guitarist Christian Andreu has officially proved he can hang, taking a pyro blast to the face during a recent festival show…and then coming back out onstage to finish the set.
As shown in fan-shot footage via Twitter, Christian is at the front of the stage performing the band’s track Stranded at Sonic Temple when a 10-foot blast of flame hits him in the face (and as you’ll see, “pyro” in this case doesn’t mean smoke or glitter — it means a giant jet of actual fire). Christian then stumbles off the stage, but only a few minutes later returns to finish the set, albeit with a red face.
Watch the hardcore near-fatal accident below:
YIKES. We hope Christian is okay, and tip our hats to him for taking an almost-deadly accident like a champ.
Gojira will be joining Slipknot on their North American tour this summer, so make sure to catch them live at one of the following dates:
26 Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
27 San Bernardino, CA, San Manuel Amphitheater
01 Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
03 Albuquerque, NM, sleta Amphitheater
04 Phoenix, AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion
06 Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
08 Lincoln, NE, Pinnacle Bank Arena
10 Des Moines, IA, Iowa State Fairgrounds (Slipknot and Gojira only)
11 Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
12 Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
14 Virginia Beach, VA, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
16 Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
17 Bonner Springs, KS, Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
18 Maryland Heights, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
20 Toronto, ON, Budweiser Stage
21 Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
23 Burgettstown, PA, KeyBank Pavilion
24 Scranton, PA, The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
25 Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Amphitheater
27 Mansfield, MA, The Xfinity Center
28 Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
30 Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
31 Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion
01 Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
03 Alpharetta, GA, Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
04 Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
06 Austin, TX, Austin 360 Amphitheater
07 Dallas, TX, Dos Equis Pavilion
08 The Woodlands, TX, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
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