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Foxygen climbing spree spurs security dust-up at Solid Sound Fest; band announces fall tour dates

“Climbin'” Sam France of Foxygen, Firefly Fest 2012 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Foxygen

Foxygen‘s Sam France is a wildcard frontman, prone to funny anecdotes, nonsequeitors and the occasional outburst, fully diving into his performance. And sometimes the crowd. He’s also fond of climbing, as seen in the above picture from their performance at last weekend’s Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE (which he did without incident). A similar excursion up the scaffolds the next day at Wilco’s Solid Sound Fest wasn’t tolerated as much by security there. Loyal BV reader Joe wrote in with this report:

The only bullshit that went on was when Sam from Foxygen started climbing a stage truss (mind you it was the smallest stage at SS). A security guard ran over and ripped him down (see video below)…The video doesn’t show it – but they exchanged words after Sam got back up to his feet…

…Given the SXSW incident – I honestly thought Sam was going to storm off. But no – he handled it like a pro and even made light of it.

Video of the incident is below.

Foxygen’s next NYC show is a free one on July 25 at Hudson River Park’s Pier 84 as part of the River Rocks 2013 with Thao & the Get Down Stay Down opening. The band have announced some fall tour dates as well — no additional NYC show, at least not yet — and all are listed below.

Foxygen at Solid Sound – Sam France stage climb

Foxygen – 2013 Tour Dates
07/13/13 Louisville, KY- Forecastle Festival
07/19/13 Chicago, IL- Schubas w/ Gauntlet Hair
07/21/13 Chicago, IL- Pitchfork Music Festival
07/25/13 New York, NY- River Rocks Series @ Pier 84 w/ Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
07/28/13 Milwaukee, WI- Turner Hall
07/29/13 Minneapolis, MN- First Avenue
08/01/13 Vancouver, BC- Biltmore Cabaret
08/02/13 Seattle, WA- Neumos
08/03/13 Happy Valley, OR- Pickathon
08/04/13 Happy Valley, OR- Pickathon
08/25/13 Los Angeles, CA- FYF Fest
09/05/13 Salt Lake City, UT- Twilight Concert Series @ Pioneer Park w/ MGMT
09/20/13 San Francisco, CA- The Independent
09/21/13 San Francisco, CA- The Chapel
09/22/13 Big Sur, CA- Woodsist Festival @ Henry Miller Library
09/24/13 Denver, CO- Bluebird Theatre
09/27/13 Champaign, IL- Pygmalion Festival
09/28/13 Cincinnati, OH- Midpoint Music Festival
09/29/13 Detroit, MI- Majestic Theatre- Burgerama Caravan of Stars
10/01/13 Toronto, ON- The Hoxton
10/02/13 Montreal, QC- Cabaret Du Mile-End
10/03/13 Boston, MA- Paradise
10/04/13 Philadelphia, PA- Union Transfer
10/05/13 Austin, TX- Austin City Limits Festival
10/06/13 Austin, TX- Austin City Limits Festival
10/11/13 Austin, TX- Austin City Limits Festival
10/12/13 Austin, TX- Austin City Limits Festival
10/13/13 Austin, TX- Austin City Limits Festival

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