An incredibly stupid "fan" decided to rush Architects on stage while they were playing in Adelaide, Australia to not only run at guitarist Josh Middleton, but to shout a bunch of stuff into the microphone and let vocalist Sam Carter know that the band was letting down their dead guitarist Tom Searle. Searle passed away in 2016 at 28 years old after a three-year battle with cancer.
Carter addressed the fan from stage and was rightfully livid. Carter also pointed out the person interrupted the band during the oldest song in their set, which goes directly against the "play your old stuff" comments the stage rusher was making.
"In all my fucking years of being in this fucking band and giving [you] our fucking lives, and working so fucking hard, to turn around see someone fucking run on stage and fucking run at Josh and fucking grab the mic and start shouting whatever the fuck he was shouting," said Carter as transcribed by Metal Injection. "That is fucking insane.
"This isn't a fucking game. This is our fucking lives, and I don't know who the fuck that person thinks they are to come up on stage and fucking try to assault Josh or do whatever they are. But the other fucking thing is when he was on the fucking floor, screaming in my fucking face, telling me to respect Tom and play some fucking old songs, I'll tell you what – we were just playing the oldest song in the set you stupid fuck."
Carter then went on to say "We respect Tom every single fucking day of our lives," and point out that it's just music and that maybe that person should rethink their priorities.
"And to think that I turn around and my fucking best friend is being attacked by somebody, get the hell out of here. It's just music."
"This is the thing that people need to understand. This shit that goes on the Internet, the way fucking people talk to each other. It can't fucking carry on like this. It's just fucking music. We're just up here doing our fucking best. There's no need for violence. There's no need to run up here and do this shit."
And really, fuck that person. Imagine not only deciding you're going to get up on stage and interrupt a show, but to also bring up their dead guitarist (who's also their drummer's brother). What an absolute psychopath.
Carter has since further addressed the issue on Twitter.
"Some lad ran on stage and grabbed Josh's microphone during the third song and shouted some shit down it. So we pulled him off stage and then he shouted at me about how I was letting Tom down. Nobody got attacked it was just mental."