In the midst of a major summer tour, Brad Arnold of 3 Doors Down stopped an entire concert to kick out an unruly fan. At a performance at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado, Brad came to the aid of a woman who was caught in the middle of a fight to rush the stage. Arnold wasn’t afraid to halt everything to save the woman from being hurt.
According to Time magazine, fan Melissa Nichols caught the incident on video, and posted it on Instagram. After security was able to kick out the man, and the concert was over, guitarist Chris Henderson noticed the video, and posted the footage to his Twitter account.
In the video, also posted by Loudwire, Brad Arnold stops 3 Doors Down in the middle of a set — and the audio is clear enough that everyone can hear him kick a concert goer out of the arena for foul behavior.
“Hang on, hang on, hang on. Hey, hey homie. You don’t hit a woman,” shouts Brad Arnold, addressing a man in the crowd who started shoving a female fan. “You just pushed a woman out of the way to get in a fight, you d–k! Get him the hell out of here…You don’t hit a woman, dude.” Brad Arnold then called security who turned on all the venue lights to kick the man out of the concert, reports Examiner.
Tues. night at Broomfield's 1st Bank Ctr, the 3 Doors Down singer stopped the show after seeing a man hit a woman. http://t.co/SeAq4kJUVZ— Chuck Murphy (@CmurphyDenver) July 17, 2015
In his tweet, Chris praises Arnold, according to Loudwire, writing, “Brad kicking a dude out of the show! Just another reason I’m proud to be in this band!!”
In an interview with Time, Henderson went into detail about the incident, and revealed a backstage discussion between the band mates about the decision to kick the fan out of the venue.
Henderson told Time that Brad Arnold had never chosen to kick a fan out of a performance over a mosh pit brawl before, but the mess was “a pretty insulting incident.” Brad’s 3 Doors Down band mates were “relieved” when Arnold stopped the concert to kick out the fan, since everyone was afraid the audience would blow up over the fighting.
“When he did it,” Henderson said, “I was like, ‘Man, I’m really glad you did that, because that was gonna get really ugly really quick.'”
In the interview with Time, Chris revealed that after the concert Brad Arnold wasn’t sure he made the right decision to kick out the offender and defend the female fan — but his friends assured him the decision was the right one, telling Arnold, “your morals kicked in.”
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