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Watch Neck Deep Get Into Impromptu Fight With Venue Security

At a gig this Monday, 9th October 2017, pop-punk band Neck Deep brought their show to a sudden end after only two numbers.

The Welsh-based band were playing at Rock City, a Nottingham Nightclub, popular with students for hosting ‘The Official Nottingham University Wednesday Night’, Crisis.

The show was brought to an end due to an altercation between the band and the venue’s security, allegedly prompted by a security staff member man handling a crowd surfing member of the audience. However, most video captured of the night only starts once the fight was in flow.

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Following a break, the crowd struck up a chorus of some of the bands better known songs. However, any hopes of continuation were dashed when frontman Ben returned to the stage to declare:

“Yo. Show’s fucking over. Security fucked it. There was a fight. Show’s over.”

The band has largely been praised on social media for sticking up for its fans, with others insinuating the club’s staff aren’t always the nicest people.

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Since the incident the band has released an apologetic statement that reads as follows:

“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.

Neck Deep”

Similarly, a statement has been issued by the owners of Rock City:

“We are currently still fully investigating the incident.

It appears that the band took exception to the way the Rock City security were handling fans who were crowd surfing into the pit and attempting to get on stage.

This unfortunately escalated into a physical confrontation between the band and the security staff. Having reviewed the CCTV footage and spoken to witnesses, it doesn’t appear that the security staff were disproportionate in their response to the crowd surfing.

We take the safety of our customers very seriously and constantly review our crowd management policy. Of course, we know how disappointing this has been for the fans who didn’t get to see the band play.”

If the security guards were alarmed by crowdsurfing, imagine how they would respond to the punks of the 1980s!

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