According to (HED)p.e., some guys were allegedly casing the band's bus and trailer in a Walmart parking lot when one of 'em ran onto the bus and started swinging. Why the hell someone would run solo onto a bus and attempt to fight a whole group of people they haven't even seen is beyond me, but hey – (HED)p.e. says this guy did it.
(HED)p.e. then notes that their tour manager Josh Edwards proceeded to beat the crap out of the guy and hold him down in the parking lot until the cops got there. Video of the incident can be found below, or at least the aftermath of one dude on the ground is available.
"Fuck around with HEDPE and find out…. Hed pe security aint no joke haha," wrote the band.
"We noticed that some guys were casing our rig and trailer at a Walmart. They were walking along the bus, taking too long to pass, and then doing repeated laps. A few minutes later one dude runs into the bus and swings on our crew guy. Thankfully our TM and crew man [Josh Edwards] is a combat vet and part superhero so he took him down and subdued him until the police arrived. Ed is the same guy who pulled a man out of a highway wreckage in a snowstorm after our Great Falls show.
"This tour has been a trip so far! Welcome to Cali haha! Chico is up tonight!"
(HED)p.e.'s tour dates are as follows, where hopefully nobody else tries to steal their shit.
1/23 – Chico, CA @ Tackle Box
1/24 – Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post
1/26 – Bakersfield, CA @ Temblor Brew
1/27 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vamp'd
1/28 – San Diego, CA @ The Holding Company
1/30 – Anaheim, CA @ The Parish @ House Of Blues
1/31 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A GoGo
2/1 – Hermosa Beach, CA @ Saint Rocke