Fan’s Suit Over Fishbone Stage-Dive Injury Upheld

A woman who broke her skull and collarbone when a member of the band Fishbone dived from a Philadelphia stage will soon have her day in court.

A federal judge has upheld a negligence lawsuit filed by Kimberly Myers. The lawsuit targets the band, lead singer Angelo “Dr. Madd Vibe” Moore, the band’s manager and the World Cafe Live concert venue.

The case is set for trial Oct. 24.

The judge ruled last week that Silverback Artist Management knew Moore had engaged in stage diving and had at least once injured an audience member.

Myers says Moore knocked her to the ground during the Feb. 23, 2010, concert at World Cafe Live, which is operated by the University of Pennsylvania.

Photo: Marcy Guiragossian
Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, Calif.

Courthouse News Service first reported Tuesday on the ruling.