Last week (February 16th 2017), Georgia’s Attila got involved with a brawl with the venue security towards the end of their performance at the Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, Wisconsin due to heavily handling members of the crowd, resulting in the band forcing to finish their set and leave the stage early.
Frontman Fronz has now posted an official statement about the events that transpired via The Sickest (here), going further into what happened and why the band intervened.
You can read the statement in full below:
“I don’t condone violence or think it’s necessary in most scenarios but last night got way out of hand. I’ve seen it happen way too many times where security gets overly aggro and abuses their power. Your job is to keep fans safe and keep the band safe and a lot of you security guards just have no clue about the nature of a metal show. Kids are gonna crowd surf. Kids are gonna stage dive. That’s what this music is all about. When I clearly TOLD kids to crowd surf, you don’t fucking hurt them. You don’t punch them in the head. That shit makes me sick to my stomach. Your job as security isn’t an excuse to be violent towards music fans. If you hurt our fans, we are going to hurt you. Plain and simple. Our fans came to have a good experience and we will ALWAYS have their back. We will FIGHT on behalf of our fans if that’s what it takes. Sorry to everyone that had to see shit get violent and sorry we had to cut the show short, but that just doesn’t fly with us.”
You can see a short fan-shot video of what happened below:
The band’s latest full-length album, ‘Chaos’, is available now through SharpTone Records.