Neck Deep respond after show cancellation
Neck Deep issue statement after Nottingham show was cancelled after just two songs: “The safety of our fans is our number one priority.”
Neck Deep have issued a statement after their show last night at Nottingham’s Rock City was cancelled.
Eye-witnesses said a crowd surfer was pulled over the barrier and was slammed down by security, while video footage showed several other fans being pulled and restrained.
The band pulled the plug after just two songs, confronted the security staff and helped pull several fans on to the stage and out of harm’s way.
The statement reads: “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.”
The statement continues: “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 or be reissued.
“Thank you all for reading and for your understanding.”
Neck Deep are on tour in support of their latest album The Peace And The Panic which was released in August via Hopeless Records.
Find a list of their remaining tour dates below.
Neck Deep 2017/2018 tour dates
Oct 11: Norwich LCR, UK
Oct 12: Cardiff University Student Union, UK
Oct 13: London O2 Academy Brixton, UK
Oct 14: Manchester O2 Apollo, UK
Oct 16: Brussels AB Box, Belgium
Oct 17: Amsterdam Melkweg, Netherlands
Oct 18: Paris Petit BAIN, France
Oct 19: Cologne Essigfabrik, Germany
Oct 20: Hamburg Knust, Germany
Oct 21: Copenhagen Pumpelhuset, Denmark
Oct 23: Cologne Essigfabrik, Germany
Oct 24: Leipzig Conne Island, Germany
Oct 25:Stuttgart Universum, Germany
Oct 26: Munich Backstage, Germany
Oct 27: Vienna WUK, Austria
Oct 29: Segrate Mi Circolo Magnolia, Italy
Oct 30: Bologna Kindergarten, Italy
Nov 01: Barcelona Razzmatazz 2, Spain
Nov 02: Madrid Sala Chango, Spain
Nov 03: Toulouse Connexion Live, France
Jan 18: Santa Ana The Observatory, CA
Jan 20: Tempe Marquee Club, AZ
Jan 22: Dallas The Bomb Factory, TX
Jan 23: San Antonio Alamo City Music Hall, TX
Jan 24: Houston Warehouse Live-Ballroom, TX
Jan 26: Atlanta Center Stage Theater, GA
Jan 27: Tampa The Orpheum, FL
Jan 28: Orlando Plazas Live, FL
Jan 30: Norfolk The NorVa, VA
Jan 31: Baltimore Rams Head Live, MD
Feb 01: Philadelphia Electric Factory, PA
Feb 02: New York PlayStation Theater, NY
Feb 03: Worcester Palladium, WA
Feb 05: Rochester Anthology, NY
Feb 08: Toronto Phoenix Concert Theatre, ON
Feb 09: Detroit Majestic Theatre, MI
Feb 10: Cleveland The Agora Theatre, OH
Feb 12: Chicago Concord Music Hall, IL
Feb 13: Minneapolis First Avenue, MN
Feb 14: Kansas City The Truman, MO
Feb 16: Denver Ogden Theatre, CO
Feb 17: Salt Lake City The Complex, UT
Feb 20: Calgary MacEwan Ballroom, AB
Feb 21: Edmonton Union Hall, AB
Feb 23: Vancouver Vogue Theatre, BC
Feb 24: Seattle The Showbox, WA
Feb 25: Portland Roseland Theater, OR
Feb 27: San Francisco The Regency Ballroom, CA
Feb 28: Hollywood The Fonda Theatre, CA