King 810's Chicago show was cancelled earlier this month due to the band's excessive use of violent imagery, and this weekend the band's show in Detroit was cancelled because the band couldn't bring their guns into the show. Why King 810 needs to bring guns into a show is beyond me, considering it adds absolutely nothing to the performance except maybe some added visuals as to King 810's super pro-gun image.
King 810 has also stated recently that it would be able to shoot any gunman at their show before the gunman did any harm, since King 810 has guns on stage. Which realistically is just an empty statement to make King 810 sound super badass, considering King 810 has never had a gunman at its show and couldn't speak from experience.
Also, the final "this is where our country is headed" statement is ridiculous. There's a very fine line between someone open carrying in public, and having people on the stage with firearms.
We're canceling tonight's show at Saint Andrew's Hall here in Detroit. Upon arrival, every case we were carrying was wanded and searched. All of us were searched and re-searched every time we entered the venue, which we were fine with.
During this process they let us know that they don't do this to other groups and that essentially they were singling us out. After informing them that a few people in the group are licensed to carry for security measures we were still not allowed to come onto their property with protection. Michigan is an open carry state.
We've made this stand completely clear.
We had every intention of playing and were looking forward to the show, as the biggest one of our careers to date. This is not an easy decision to make, but we have to answer to ourselves first and foremost.
This is not about shows or weapons.
This is about our inherent rights. They will surely try to sweep this under the rug and spin it as "unforeseen circumstances." But we tell the truth to the people.
These people tried to tell us police officers can't even carry guns into their establishment.
If this is where this country is headed. God damn.