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MGMT and Kuroma to perform last Twilight Concert

Published September 12, 2013 4:41 pm

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MGMT will headline the final show of the 2013 season of the Twilight Concert Series on Thursday, Sept. 5.

Due to medical reasons Foxygen will be unable to perform and has been replaced by indie-rock band Kuroma, featuring Hank Sullivant (formerly of The Whigs).

Foxygen's management released this statement:

"Foxygen will be unable to perform at next week's Twilight Concert Series in Salt Lake City. The cancellation is directly related to injuries sustained by Sam France during a Minnesota performance in late July. Sam sustained complete fractures of the tibia and fibula. The breaks were severe enough to require surgery, involving an intramedullar nailing of the tibia and a metal rod placed in his leg. Sam is currently unable to walk unassisted, and is undergoing six weeks of physical therapy. Being massive MGMT fans, it's a true heartbreaker for the band to be unable to appear at the Twilight Concert Series. Thank you so much to our fans for your understanding, and we look forward to seeing you soon!"

MGMT's founders, Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyndergarden met during their freshman year at Weslyean University. Since their debut release, "Oracular Spectacular," the band has performed at several festivals, made several media appearances and opened for some of the biggest names in music, including Sir Paul McCartney. Since 2008 they have been nominated for three Grammy awards, five NME awards and have had three certified-platinum singles.

The band is currently promoting for their newest record, "MGMT," which is set to be released Sept. 17.

Gates open at 5 p.m and music starts at 7 p.m. in Pioneer Park, located at 350 W. 300 South in downtown Salt Lake City.

Tickets are $5 at the gate.

Seating is first come, first served, and no outside food or liquids are allowed.

The 2013 Twilight Concert Series is presented by the Salt Lake City Arts Council.