We Came As Romans' October 22 show at the Fete Music Hall in Providence, RI got cancelled due to some aggressive security guards.
According to a statement by We Came As Romans, the band had spoken to security before the show to brief them on how things would likely go that night. Despite the briefing, multiple fans were "wrongfully & aggressively" dragged out of the show during Bodysnatcher's set. We Came As Romans' touring crew then went outside to talk to security about the fans they had removed, and that's when things got ugly.
We Came As Romans notes that despite part of the show going on, refunds are available at the point of purchase.
"Our show in Providence, RI last night had to be canceled," wrote the band. "During Bodysnatcher's set, multiple attendees were wrongfully & aggressively dragged out of the venue. Some of our touring crew went outside to de-escalate the situation with security, as we had approved moshing & crowd surfing with the venue & security teams during a security brief earlier that day.
"The security team did not respond well, & the situation escalated further, even to the point of spitting in our crew's faces, spitting on gear, threatening physical violence & someone having to be physically restrained.
"Out of abundance of caution for the protection of all of the fans, our own touring party (all 4 bands & crew), & the venue staff – all parties agreed that the best move was to cancel the show.
"We can't tell you how disappointed we are that we were not able to play.
"Refunds are available at our point of purchase. We would like to thank Bowery Presents for being great partners, and do not want this to reflect on them at all. This situation reflects only on house security of the venue & venue management's lack of accountability."
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