EDGUY Announced As Surprise Closing Act For Wacken Open Air 2012

August 4, 2012, 5 years ago

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The organizers at this year's Wacken Open Air have issued the following update:

"We can proudly announce that this year's Wacken Open Air surprise act will be no other than EDGUY. At 2:00am Sunday morning, Edguy will close this year's issue of the world's biggest Heavy Metal festival as a very special surprise act on the main stage. Despite Tobias' injuries sustained from his accident (at the Bang Your Head Festival) the show will take place as planned. The full show will be shot by the German TV channel ZDF and broadcast in the near future!"

As previously reported, during Edguy's set on July 14th at the Bang Your Head Festival in Balingen, Germany, frontman Tobias Sammet fell off stage during the band's fifth song and landed in the photo pit. In spite of suffering a fractured nose and several contusions he held out and the band completed their planned set, which lasted another hour.

Sammet checked in afterwards with the following update:

"Thanks for your kind wishes. I am alright. I do not have a clue how it happened. The stage wasn't damp, my shoes were alright, I do not have to mention that I was completely sober as this must have been obvious to everyone. I have no clue how it happened. I just fell and suddenly there was blood and a little pain, which got worse song by song. I didn't know you can squeeze so much blood out of such a little nose (well, it‘s not exactly little at this point...). The doctor just said the nose will be fine in a few weeks. Anyway, there was too much adrenaline to stop the show. The fans were so great, it just felt wrong to stop the show, so we decided to just go on and have the doctors repair me afterwards. I am okay now, looking terrible and hurting, but who cares... I‘ll be fine. Thank you for your wishes and for making the show a great show, despite the little incident."

The clip below was shot before Sammet fell off stage.

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