Swell Season Stars To Play For Fans Who Witnessed Suicide

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August 25, 2010 | 9:05pm EST

Oscar winners Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova have offered to perform at counselling sessions for stunned fans who witnessed the suicide of Michael Pickels at the duo’s Saratoga, California show last week.

Pickels dived from the roof of the stage at the Mountain Winery and crashed to the stage at the Swell Season show – close to where Irishman Hansard was standing.

And now the duo has promised to perform acoustically for those struggling with what they saw at the show.

The intimate shows will be among their last – the Swell Season will split next month to concentrate on other ventures.