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Stage Collapse Damages Flaming Lips Road Gear

TULSA, OK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — In what is fast becoming the summer of wind incidents, the Flaming Lips have become the latest band to suffer a stage collapse after high winds struck ahead of their performance at Tulsa's Brady District Block Party on August 6th.

According to NewsOK, the storm struck several hours before the band was set to take the stage, knocking their lighting rig and projection screen into their gear on the stage. Matt Duckworth, one of the band's roadies told NewsOK that approximately $800,000 worth of gear was affected, including Steven Drozd's Supro guitar.

Fortunately, event staff had started clearing the stage after wind started to pick up and no one was injured.

"The Oklahoma wind and rain was a little bit more unpredictable than we had hoped, and we had a bad gust," Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne later tweeted. "The whole thing is shambolic and a bit dangerous and we’re working to get as much off of the stage before we get hit with the second wave."

Organizers subsequently postponed the event, which, in addition to the Lips, was headlined by Primus and Mutemath. Organizers hope to reschedule, but as of yet, no date has been announced. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers