Paramore have shared a press release addressing an obvious incident of assault at their October 4 live performance on the Nice Saltair in Magna, Utah. “After final evening’s present in [Salt Lake City], we had been made conscious of an incident that occurred within the crowd whereas we had been on stage,” the band wrote. “A person bodily and verbally assaulted a number of ladies, together with an engaged couple at our present. Our safety staff and venue employees had been made conscious and had been capable of restrain and take away him. We didn’t notice this was taking place, because the incident passed off out of view from stage. Had we seen any of this taking place, we might have stopped the present till the scenario was underneath management.”
Paramore added that they don’t condone “violence, homophobia, or bigotry of any form,” and that it’s “supremely unwelcome in [the band’s] neighborhood and has no place at [the band’s] reveals.” You’ll find the group’s full assertion beneath. Pitchfork has reached out to the venue for remark and extra info.
Final evening’s live performance in Magna—roughly 15 miles away from Salt Lake Metropolis—marked the second date of Paramore’s fall North American tour. On the first present, the band performed “Distress Enterprise” for the primary time since 2018.
Subsequent yr, on February 10, Paramore will launch the brand new album This Is Why by way of Atlantic. The band lately shared the LP’s title monitor.