5SOS ban pyros after Clifford accident
Injured guitarist Michael reports fire has been replaced with confetti for future shows
5 Seconds Of Summer guitarist Michael Clifford says he’s feeling “good” after his recent onstage accident – but they've changed their stage show as a result.
His hair caught fire during a show in London last week when he got too close to a pyro, forcing the band to end their encore early.
That's led them to scrap pyrotechnics for future performances.
Clifford jokes with radio KIIS1065: “I was shredding so fast that my fingers caught on fire and burnt me."
He continues: "I’m all good – luckily it wasn’t any worse. I sprained my ankle on stage two weeks before that then I got a bad back, so I’m not doing well these past few weeks.”
Asked if they'll keep using pyro, he says: “No. We’ve got cute little confetti that comes out. It’s like a party, but it’s also kinda rock'n'roll.”
5SOS are currently on the Australian leg of their world tour and hope to release the follow-up to their self-titled debut album later this year.
5 Seconds Of Summer tour dates
Jun 23: Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Australia
Jun 25: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena, Australia
Jun 27: Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Australia
Jun 29: Perth Arena, Australia