All Time Low banned from gig after standing up for pepper-sprayed fans
It all kicked off at the Bamboozle Roadshow during All Time Low’s set in Texas on Saturday.
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.