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