Every Time I Die’s headlining set at the Jamboree Festival in Toledo, OH Saturday night didn’t end on a high note. In fact, the show came to a sudden and unfortunate end after gunshots were fired midway through the performance.
The band confirmed the news via a series of tweets, including the following:
“we apologize to everyone at jamboree that stuck around only to see our set cut short. when guns are involved there is a venue protocol…
maintaining safety while trying to avoid a panic riot is a tightrope walk that not many have practiced. we hope that everyone is safe…
for the record we are still uncertain as to what transpired. but we do know that people who like ETID dont come to shoot. They come to party.”
“I won’t use tonight’s event to push an agenda. I’ll just say that the social contract our community honors was broken by the ONE. not the many,” singer Keith Buckley tweeted. Bassist Steve Micciche also added via Twitter that “Apologies to Jamboree Fest in Toledo. We came in hot, but some idiot came in hotter with a gun. Safety 1st. See ya in the summer,” while drummer Ryan “Legs” Leger added “Gunshots interrupting our set? That’s a new one. Sorry we couldn’t finish the set guys.”
Exact details regarding the gunshots are still emerging. However, reports of any injuries have yet to emerge, while the Jamboree Festival’s 2nd day (headlined by Hatebreed) reportedly went on as planned. Still, this is yet another incident that won’t help metal and hardcore’s reputation.
Tags: Every Time I Die, Jamboree Festival, Keith Buckley, Ryan "Legs" Leger, Steve Miciche
Categorised in: That's Unfortunate