When 3 Doors Down singer Brad Arnold kicks out a fan, there’s probably a good reason behind him doing so. On Tuesday, Arnold stopped a concert and had a rowdy fan booted from the show after he was seen pushing a woman who was in attendance. According to Yahoo! Music, the unusual incident happened during a concert at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado.
After Brad Arnold kicked out the fan, the gesture was applauded at the concert and on social media networks. A fan captured the scene on video, which was subsequently shared by the band’s lead guitarist, Chris Henderson, on Twitter.
On Twitter, Henderson wrote, “Brad telling someone to not hit a woman! Just another reason I’m proud to be in this band!!”
It is a rock concert, and at rock concerts, audiences are known to get a little rowdy. However, you should still behave properly, and you definitely should not be violent. If you do, it will have consequences — as the fan at Brad Arnold’s show learned.
“Hang on. Hang on. Hang on,” Arnold shouts to a man in the audience. “Hey homie. You don’t hit a woman. You just pushed a woman out the way to get into a fight. You d**k. Get him the hell out of here. Somebody grab him and beat his a**.”
Although Brad Arnold hasn’t spoken with media sources about the incident as of yet, Henderson elaborated more on the matter to Billboard via email.
“The guy violently pushed the woman out of the way to get to another person he was trying to fight. The woman was not injured that we know of. Security had to drag the man out and they did a great job handling it. We’re unsure if the police were called.”
Henderson, who is currently in the middle of a major summer tour with the band, also explained that although he’s witnessed violence at their concerts before, Tuesday’s incident marks the first time the band has stopped a show to kick a fan out.
“You see people fight in the crowd all the time. In the past Brad has said for people to calm down and love each other but this was ultra aggressive in our eyes. It was so aggressive that he stopped the show for the first time in 15 years.”
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