Paramore issued an announcement Wednesday (Oct. 5) to handle a scenario at their present the night time earlier than involving a male attendee allegedly assaulting a number of ladies.
“After final night time’s present in SLC, we had been made conscious of an incident that occurred within the crowd whereas we had been on stage,” the band wrote. “A person bodily and verbally assaulted a number of ladies, together with an engaged couple at our present. Our safety group and venue employees had been made conscious and had been capable of restrain and take away him.
The trio went on to elucidate that they didn’t notice the alleged assaults had been taking place as a result of the incidents in query couldn’t be seen from the stage of Salt Lake Metropolis’s The Nice Saltair.
“PARAMORE DOES NOT CONDONE violence, homophobia, or bigotry of any sort. It’s supremely unwelcome in our group and has no place at our exhibits,” the assertion continued. “To the followers who had been harm by or who witnessed what occurred final night time, we’re so sorry. We hope that you understand we are going to all the time do something we will to guard you and make you are feeling celebrated.”
Paramore’s assertion concluded: “To make issues as clear as potential: Paramore exhibits are supposed to be a protected place for folks. In case you can’t respect that, don’t come.”
Coming back from their years-long hiatus, the emo pioneers are presently gearing up for the discharge of their new album This Is Why. They’ve additionally resurrected their seminal hit “Distress Enterprise” on their present tour, 4 years after vowing to not carry out it reside as a consequence of lyrics some folks labeled as sexist.
Learn Paramore’s full assertion concerning the alleged assaults in Salt Lake Metropolis under.
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