All Time Low banned from gig after standing up for pepper-sprayed fans

May 31, 2010

Launch Of Capcom's Lost Planet 2 Hosted By Olivia Munn - ArrivalsIt all kicked off at the Bamboozle Roadshow during All Time Low’s set in Texas on Saturday.

The Bamboozle Roadshow features the likes of Simple Plan, Good Charlotte and Boys Like Girls, however it was when All Time Low took to the stage that things got seriously messy.

All Time Low were performing the final song of their set at the Six Flags venue, when fans stormed the stage (see video below).

The majority of the fans were teenage girls, and it was during the stage invasion when one member of the band reportedly took off his shirt, and a small crowd of girls started fighting over it.

“One of the band members took off their shirt and threw it to the audience,” a source told NBCDFW.com

“A group of girls who were about 15 or 16 began to fight over the shirt. Security was already on edge from all the fans running up on stage to hug the band members,” the source continued.

When venue security couldn’t control the crowd they called in local police. Police arrived and used pepper spray to try and calm the crowd down.

Members of All Time Low appeared horrified that young fans were treated in this way and took to Twitter to express their thoughts.

During a series of tweets, Alex Gaskarth said: “I don’t care how rowdy a crowd of kids are, there is absolutely no excuse for the police at SIX FLAGS to spray mace in our fans faces.”

“That kind of protocol is insane for an all ages show at a theme park.”

“A girl who looked to be about 15 walked up to me and said she was removed from the crowd after being maced. Are you fucking kidding me?”

The band were due to perform at a Six Flags venue again last night, although it seems after their comments they were no longer welcome at the venue and were banned from playing the show.

Alex tweeted again today: “All Time Low won’t be performing tonight. We showed up– Banned because I stood up for our fans who were victimized by security last night.”

“And now they’re telling the public that -WE- dropped off the show? Unbelievable. We were told that we “aren’t allowed to perform.””

“I sincerely hope that kharma catches up to these degenerate liars.”

Alex also thanked fans for their support, saying: “We have the best fans out there. No one can fuck with the bond we have. I love you guys. Thank you for the support.”

The tour continues on Wednesday 2nd in Arizona.

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  • Anonymous

    I think that this whole thing about being “banned” is totally uncalled for, And they should be able to perform today. Now that Six Flags has done this they will probably be losing A LOT of service from a lot of people, and maybe a lot of bands. So many people were there to see them last night, think about how many people are probably SO disappointed today because they “banned” All Time Low? I would have left the show as soon as they would have said anything about them not being able to perform, Think about how many people actually might have done that today at the show! I was there last night, I was like right behind the people that probably made the video above, and it was pretty bad, but never bad enough to do what they did to those girls. And what Alex did for all his fans was awesome, it wasn't just awesome, It was incredible that he actually said what he did, and stood up for his fans the way he did. I don't think I'll be going back to six flags for any of the concerts anytime soon. And since thy “banned” them all because of what they said, Is just plain stupid. What is the point of “banning” a band if all your gonna get is complaints about “banning” them anyways? Just let them play like they came for, It's not like Six Flags shouldn't have been prepared for what happen? They should have been prepared WAAAAAY before the show even started, their famous for their music, what do you expect the fans to do??

  • Anonymous

    I think that this whole thing about being “banned” is totally uncalled for, And they should be able to perform today. Now that Six Flags has done this they will probably be losing A LOT of service from a lot of people, and maybe a lot of bands. So many people were there to see them last night, think about how many people are probably SO disappointed today because they “banned” All Time Low? I would have left the show as soon as they would have said anything about them not being able to perform, Think about how many people actually might have done that today at the show! I was there last night, I was like right behind the people that probably made the video above, and it was pretty bad, but never bad enough to do what they did to those girls. And what Alex did for all his fans was awesome, it wasn't just awesome, It was incredible that he actually said what he did, and stood up for his fans the way he did. I don't think I'll be going back to six flags for any of the concerts anytime soon. And since thy “banned” them all because of what they said, Is just plain stupid. What is the point of “banning” a band if all your gonna get is complaints about “banning” them anyways? Just let them play like they came for, It's not like Six Flags shouldn't have been prepared for what happen? They should have been prepared WAAAAAY before the show even started, their famous for their music, what do you expect the fans to do??

  • Breakdowndanny

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  • Breakdowndanny

    HERES THEM SAYING IT!

  • Anonymous

    Was it one of the ATL band members who took off their shirt? I'm sure it was Martin from BLG who did it, but maybe I just missed it. Anyways, the crowd was pretty bad last night but it is no excuse to mace teenagers! They should have had something blocking off the catwalks/stage, like those fences/gates used at other concerts, instead of wimpy little ropes. It was my first ever concert and it was seriously the best day of my life. The only thing that ruined it was the fact that people got crazy hurt either by other fans or by the security.

  • Anonymous

    Was it one of the ATL band members who took off their shirt? I'm sure it was Martin from BLG who did it, but maybe I just missed it. Anyways, the crowd was pretty bad last night but it is no excuse to mace teenagers! They should have had something blocking off the catwalks/stage, like those fences/gates used at other concerts, instead of wimpy little ropes. It was my first ever concert and it was seriously the best day of my life. The only thing that ruined it was the fact that people got crazy hurt either by other fans or by the security.

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  • Kalebelmore

    I was at this show. It was crazy. And Alex was so pissed. He was cussing out the security over the mic lol. After the show everyone was like “ALL TIME LOW! ALL TIME LOW!” for like 20 minutes lol