TURBONEGRO Bottled Off Stage In New York

Norway's TURBONEGRO — recently reformed after a four-year break — were bottled off stage in New York over the weekend (March 30), leaving frontman Hank Von Helvete hospitalized, according to NME.com.

The band were playing their first-ever headline show in the U.S. in New York's Mercury Lounge after a tour of the U.S. as support to QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE. Three songs in, some of the 500-strong crowd became restless and threw several bottles at the stage. One of them caught Von Helvete in the head. The show was stopped and he was taken to the nearest hospital where doctors put ten stitches in his forehead. He was kept in hospital overnight for observation.

Despite the setback, the band played the second of two New York shows last night (March 31), moving from the Mercury Lounge up to the bigger Bowery Ballroom.


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