Garbage singer Shirley Manson fell off stage while performing at a festival in Los Angeles over the weekend – but somehow managed to continue singing. Watch the footage below.
The Edinburgh-born singer and her band were playing at KROQ Weenie Roast on Saturday (May 14) when she stumbled off the stage during a rendition of 1998 song Special.
Stockbridge-raised Manson, 49, seemed to be unhurt by the fall, which was caught on camera by a fan – see below.
The American-Scottish alternative rockers later took to Facebook to write of the incident: “So we got the first show of ‘Strange Little Birds’ [album cycle] under our belt yesterday. Could have been worse. Could have been better. There are always monsters to chase in dreams”.
Garbage are due to release new album Strange Little Birds on June 10 on the band’s own label, STUNVOLUME.
The four-piece of Manson, Steve Marker, Duke Erikson and Butch Vig have only released one record since 2005, their 2012 offering Not Your Kind Of People, with the band going on ‘hiatus’ periods either side of the fifth album’s release.
Strange Little Birds is said to include reference to fan mail they’ve received as well as the music they listened to growing up.
“To me, this record, funnily enough, has the most to do with the first record than any of the previous records,” says Manson. “It’s getting back to that beginner’s headspace. In part, that’s a result of not having anyone to answer to.”
Garbage played a sell-out gig at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall in November to celebrate 20 years since the release of their four-million-selling debut album, which was released in August 1995 and went on to sell over four million copies worldwide, buoyed by the now-classic hits Only Happy When It Rains, Stupid Girl, Vow and Queer.
Read our review of Garbage’s Usher Hall gig HERE