NEWS: The Dickies verbally abuse Vans Warped Tour crowd member; release statement!

Long-running Los Angeles based punk rock band The Dickies have reportedly been kicked off their remaining scheduled appearance dates of this year’s Vans Warped Tour following an incident that occurred at yesterday’s date in Metairie, LA in which frontman Leonard Graves Phillip verbally abuses a member of the crowd.

A short video of the incident has surfaced online showing Phillip using derogatory speech to call out a member of the crowd, though it’s not entirely clear as to what caused this situation to spark and begin in the first place.

In response to a Vans Warped Tour fan who tweeted to Kevin Lyman, the tour’s founder, asking for him to remove the band from the remaining dates of the tour, Lyman confirmed that they’re no longer a part of the tour, with this date of the tour being their final one of the run.

Since this incident has been surfacing across social media, the band (well, Phillip specifically) has released a statement, which you can read in full via the band’s official Facebook page (here).