While the specifics are still a bit up in the air, it’s known that Miss May I fan Alberto Scott lost his life at their May 3rd show at the Studio at Webster Hall. Beyond acknowledging that there was an incident at the show, then stating that they were waiting for a full report, the band earlier today (7) released a longer statement expressing their condolences about the death and dedicating their first week chart position to Scott, as well as mention the crowd funding effort going on for his family and burial (which looks like it’s about to successfully reach the $7,000 it was seeking):
Hey everyone, apologies for the radio silence these last couple of days. After what happened we’ve all taken some time to reflect but we had to speak up today to give our heartfelt thanks.
First and foremost, to those who’ve reached out to offer their sympathies or who’ve kept Alberto and his family in their thoughts and prayers. In particular to all those who donated to his family; after only a few days they have almost reached their fundraising goal. If you can spare any amount, no matter how small, it will be greatly appreciated. You can do so herewww.gofundme.com/8vjoqc
We’re also looking into an auction. Something unique from the band will be listed online in the coming weeks; with the proceeds to go to Alberto’s family also. More news on that very soon.
Lastly, we just got the news today that Rise Of The Lion charted at number 21 in the Billboard Chart. We couldn’t be more appreciative for each and every one of you who made this happen for us. Every track on the new record was written with our fans in mind and, after the events this week, it’s been an extremely emotional few days.
With that in mind, we’d like to dedicate this to the memory of Alberto
Levi, Ryan, Justin, BJ & Jerod x