NECK DEEP's Clash With Concert Security Ends Concert Only Two Songs In
Neck Deep played Rock City in Nottingham, England on October 9, and unfortunately only got two songs into the set before security reportedly slammed a crowd surfer down. The band took issue with security's actions, and eventually led to a fight with bassist and backing vocalist Fil Thorpe-Evans. The band up and cancelled the show after that, and have since issued the following statement.
A Neck Deep show – any show for that matter – should be a protected and positive environment, where everyone is safe and free to enjoy music being played.
The safety of our fans is our number one priority, but no-one involved in a show should EVER be in fear of harm or injury – be that fans, crew, venue staff, security or the band.
The events that transpired last night were regretful and deeply unfortunate. Things rapidly escalated to a point that they should never have gotten to. We believe that violence is never a solution, and that everything that went down could and should have been handled better by all parties.
We are so very sorry to anyone who was in any way hurt, upset or inconvenienced last night.
All scheduled tour dates will go ahead as planned, and we will be taking extra measures to ensure that these events are never again repeated.
For everyone in attendance last night, we are working on a rescheduled date for you, and we will ensure that your original tickets will remain valid / be reissued.
Thank you all for reading and for your understanding.
Interestingly enough, Rock City re-posted Neck Deep's statement to its own Facebook and Twitter, but have not commented on the issue. You can see exactly what transpired in the videos below, which certainly seems like things got pretty violent pretty quickly.
— Rob Jackson (@RobJackson66) October 9, 2017
— ♊️ (@ErienneM) October 9, 2017