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Alien Ant Farm show at 53 Degrees abandoned after frontman ‘assaulted’

Posted on - 25th October, 2016 - 10:52am | Author - | Posted in - Events, Music, Nightlife
53 Degrees is made up of two venues, one holding 1,500 people and the other 400

53 Degrees is made up of two venues, one holding 1,500 people and the other 400

Alien Ant Farm abandoned their show at 53 Degrees last night after a missile was thrown at the band.

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The nu-metal act were playing a sold-out show in the Club room at the Fylde Road venue when a cup of unidentified liquid was thrown from the crowd at frontman Dryden Mitchell.

Elliot Hutchinson-Cox, who was at the gig, said: “About 8 songs into the set, someone lobbed a cup of beer (or p***, according to some) at the stage, hit the lead singer sort of in the face/shoulder.

“He kept singing for 30 seconds or so, then wiped his face down and stormed off stage. Rest of the band finished the song instrumentally, then also went back-stage.”

Around 20 minutes after the incident, the venue announced that Alien Ant Farm would not be returning to the stage.

HED PE, one of the support acts, released a statement on their Facebook page.

It read: “AAF love their fans, but you need to call it for what it was…assault. He was assaulted during a show. End of show. End of story.”

The statement also noted how it was one ‘bad apple’ and how much love there was in the show in general.

Elliot added: “The bassist did come back out on stage, probably about ten mins after the announcement. I could see him apologising to a couple of people on the barrier and shaking hands.”

 

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