Code Orange call on fans to support injured fan

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Code Orange have asked fans to support a woman who was seriously injured at the band’s recent gig in Salt Lake City.

Emily Hoffman attended the show last month and while standing at the edge of the mosh pit, she was knocked unconscious when a man she claims was wearing steel toe-capped boots, roundhouse kicked her in the face. Hoffman suffered a broken jaw and had bleeding on the brain.

A GoFundMe page was set up to help Hoffman pay her medical bills which has so far raised $20,000 of its $30,000 target in just two days.

And after hearing about the incident, Code Orange issued a statement urging fans to help Hoffman’s fund.

They say in a statement: “Please help support our friend Emily. We have all kinds of different people at these shows, and we have to all take care of each other – always.

“We’ve played hardcore shows all around the world and this is the first and only time an injury of this nature has taken place, and hopefully the last.

“We’ve been in contact with her and those around her since the beginning and she knows she’s got our support through this healing process. Our fans are very important to us, and as we continue to grow we all need to protect, support and help each other up.”

Following the incident, Hoffman underwent six-hours of reconstructive surgery and had four metal plates inserted to reconnect her jaw. She faces three-month of recovery.

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Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.