The Swell Season issue statement about apparent suicide at Saratoga show

Swell-Season-Marketa-GlenImage Credit: Al Pereira/WireImage.comThe Swell Season have responded to the apparent suicide of a man at their concert in Saratoga last night by posting a statement on their facebook page. “The band, crew and all involved with them are shocked and saddened by the death that occurred at last night’s show,” the message says. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the deceased, his family and friends.”

According to SF Weekly, the man jumped from a roof and fell approximately three stories to the stage, landing just a few feet from singer Glen Hansard.

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  • stephen

    Incredibly shocking and sad. I hope the band is doing ok. This couldn’t have happened to nicer people. Man, I’m truly sorry.

    • Stormy

      No disrespect intended here. Twice in a week is startling. Hope this doesn’t start a trend of copycat distressed young people who decide to off themselves at concerts. Tragic.

  • Dave-O

    How rude! [/stephanie tanner]

    • Jay

      Full House reference…? Really?!?

      • SG

        Ha Jay . . . Agreed.

  • Sara

    I was at their show in Brooklyn and it was legitimately the best concert I’ve ever been to. It was in my top 5 favorite moments. So in addition to the family of the man who died, I feel sorry for all the fans and the band who now have to associate such a great concert with such tragedy.

  • foosball

    So was it a good show or not?

    • yepyep

      you are stupid in attempt to be funny your stupididty shined through.
      May peace be with the family of the lost, the band and the fans that saw it.

      • irony

        your spelling = irony.

    • foosball

      Didn’t really answer my question.

  • S. Barger

    It was no Altamont, I’ll tell ya that!

  • Zo

    Wow… how sad. Also startling and upsetting for the band. Hard to keep moving on to another city after something like that…
    Weird to ask, but did Marketa cut her hair short or is it just up? Can’t tell from the picture, and haven’t seen them live since November.

    • l

      Yes, she cut it short. (Peter Pan style)

  • PghGurl

    Is the band really that bad?

  • selma

    of course the band is not bad, they are actualy excelent i’m going to they’re concert in october in paris, and it will be my third.
    this is such a tragedy and stephen is wright it couldn’t have happened to nicer people

  • etm

    that’s terrible

  • bb

    How awful for the band and for everybody there. They’re such a lovely band, too.

  • Shadow Wolf

    That’s a terrible thing to have happened. I wondered what prompted the man to take his life?

  • rb

    I wonder if it was while they were performing “Falling Slowly”

    • Zo

      Oh, dear…………..

      (Going straight to hell for the laugh that escaped my mouth before I slapped my hand over it)

  • Scott the realist

    Must have been a pretty bad concert, surely could not have been that bad

  • Ted Sheckler

    PLEASSSSSEEEEEEEE Tell me someone filmed it!!!

  • jon

    Everybody’s a critic!!

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