In another case of things not going well for We Came As Romans on their current tour, the band posted on social media last night that they were forced to cancel their show in Providence, Rhode Island because of what they say were super aggressive security manhandling attendees.
According to a statement posted by the band, they’d made it clear to security that it was okay for concertgoers to mosh and crowd surf during the show because, you know, that’s what you do. Unfortunately, the security team responded negatively to that and well, you can read their statement for yourself:
“Our show in Providence, RI last night had to be canceled. 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 an 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 your 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.”
This is at least the second canceled show on the ‘Darkbloom II Tour,’ with the previous one being their Toronto show on October 18 because of what they said were “reasons beyond our control.” Though that really ended up being that the band was denied entry into Canada. When you consider that back in August the band’s guitarist Josh Moore was robbed while in Australia with some very weird circumstances, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that this band is just cursed and maybe needs to get an exorcism done on their tour bus or something.
The tour is still ongoing, with their next stop being Albany, New York tomorrow, October 24. You can find the full list of dates below.
Darkbloom II Tour
w/ Emmure, Bodysnatcher, Archetypes Collide
Oct. 24 – Albany NY @ Empire Live
Oct. 25 – Harrisburg PA @ HMAC
Oct. 27 – Norfolk VA @ The Norva
Oct. 28 – Carrboro NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Oct. 29 – Columbia SC @ The Senate
Oct. 31 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Nov. 01 – Tampa FL @ Jannus Live
Nov. 03 – New Orleans LA @ House of Blues
Nov. 04 – Dallas TX @ House Of Blues
Nov. 05 – San Antonio TX @ Vibes Event Center
Nov. 07 – Tucson AZ @ Encore
Nov. 08 – San Diego CA @ House Of Blues
Nov. 10 – Pomona CA @ Fox Theater
Nov. 11 – Las Vegas NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
Nov. 12 – Salt Lake City UT @ The Complex
Nov. 14 – Denver CO @ Ogden Theatre
Nov. 15 – Omaha NE @ The Admiral
Nov. 17 – St. Louis MO @ Red Flag
Nov. 18 – Cincinnati OH @ Bogart’s
Nov. 19 – Nashville TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
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