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Neck Deep issue statement after security fight ends Nottingham show

By | Published on Wednesday 11 October 2017

Neck Deep

Pop punk band Neck Deep have issued a statement after one of their shows was called off two songs in earlier this week. The band got into a fight with security guards at Nottingham’s Rock City venue, resulting in the cancellation.

According to reports, gig-goers reported security guards being heavy-handed with crowdsurfers. The band apparently then intervened, at which point a scuffle – captured on video by a Twitter user – broke out. Vocalist Ben Barlow then announced to the audience that the show was over.

In a statement yesterday, the band said: “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”.

They continued: “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”.

Rock City told the BBC that the security staff’s actions “did not appear disproportionate”, while Nottinghamshire Police said that while “no arrests had been made” an “investigation is ongoing”.

Neck Deep have said that they are attempting to organise a rescheduled Nottingham show, for which tickets to the original gig will remain valid. The band are next due to perform in Norwich tonight.



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