Gojira Guitarist Has His Face Burned By Pyro, Comes Back Onstage to Finish Set

(Image credit: Steve Jennings/WireImage)

During Gojira’s set at the inaugural Sonic Temple Festival in Columbus, Ohio on May 18, guitarist Christian Andreu had his face burned by a blast of pyro toward the end of the band’s performance of their song “Stranded.”

High winds blew the fire back toward the guitarist, sending him rushing offstage to seek medical assistance. Following a short break, Andreu actually returned the the stage and finished out Gojira’s set, taking breaks to splash his face with water to cool the burns.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.