The A.V. Club
is reporting that hiatus-bound duo The Swell Season is offering to pay for grief counseling for fans who witnessed a man commit suicide at its Saratoga, Calif. show.
The man, 32-year-old Michael Pickels, leapt to his death from a nearby roof and landed onstage to the horror of the estimated 1900 people watching the show.
A spokeswoman for the Kara grief support center in Palo Alto, Calif. confirms that Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova have arranged for four group counseling sessions for anyone who witnessed the tragedy.
The pair also issued a statement about the incident in which they provide details regarding the Kara sessions and urge anyone who was at the show to attend:
The first group session will be held today, followed by two more on Sept. 2.