Tame Impala showered with cushions at French show

The cushion-covered stage
The cushion-covered stage

Tame Impala were pelted with cushions at their show in Lyon on Monday night.

Kevin Parker and co were playing at the French city’s Theatres Romains De Fourviere when the crowd, who had been given cushions to sit on, began launching them on to the stage towards the end of the band’s set.

Tame Impala posted a short video clip of the incident on their Instagram account with the caption: ”Get showered in cushions by 4000 French people.”

They later posted a picture of the covered stage, saying: “Crowd standin’ there all guilty like a puppy dog sittin’ next to a pile of poo.”

Some of Tame Impala’s Instagram followers were confused by the crowd’s antics, but one fan revealed that throwing the cushions onstage was a “sign it was good” while another said it was a “French tradition” to show that people had enjoyed the show.

Tame Impala’s European tour continues until July 15 in support of their latest album Currents. They’ll then head to the US and Mexico for further shows next month.

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Tour Dates

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Friday, July 8, 2016 at 7:00PMNOS Alive FestivalLisbon, Portugal
Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 7:00PMBBK LiveBilbao, Spain
Monday, July 11, 2016 at 7:00PMLive Park AmphitheatreRishon Le Ẕiyyon, Israel
Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 7:00PMColours of OstravaOstrava, Czech Republic
Friday, July 15, 2016 at 7:00PMMelt! FestivalGräfenhainichen, Germany
Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 7:00PMFYFLos Angeles, United States
Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 7:00PMProject PabstPortland, United States
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 7:00PMRed RocksDenver, United States
Friday, September 2, 2016 at 7:00PMGreek TheaterBerkeley, United States
Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 7:00PMGreek TheatreBerkeley, United States
Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 7:00PMBumbershootSeattle, United States
Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 7:00PMPalacio de los DeportesMéxico, Mexico
Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 7:00PMAuditorio BanamexMonterrey, Mexico

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