The Flaming Lips recent set at the Brady District Block Party was canceled due to the collapse of their lighting rig. Before the band took the stage, a heavy storm swept the ground of the festival causing the rig to collapse, and although no one was hurt, around $800,000 of the bands equipment was destroyed.
Lead singer Wayne Coyne is said to have rushed on stage almost immediately after the accident, helping crew members salvage any undamaged equipment. He told NewsOK, “The Oklahoma wind and rain was a little bit more unpredictable than we had hoped, and we had a bad gust. 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.” No word yet on if this will affect future Lips tour dates.