Published Dec 03, 2008English hardcore band Gallows had some conflict in London last night (December 2) when singer Frank Carter got a little too aggressive, NME reports. The whole thing started when Carter was crowd-surfing and took out one of the chandeliers at Old Blue Last, the venue of the gig. When he returned to the stage, he shouted into the mic, "What I wanna see is people diving off the bar, diving off the stage. I wanna see fucking carnage. I've already taken out that chandelier and now I've got my eye on that one over there." Sure enough, he proceeded to demolish another light.
Things got worse later on when an audience member supposedly groped him during a later song. In what some Exclaim! readers might call "pulling a Reatard," he threw down his microphone, jumped into the crowd and started beating on the alleged groper before chasing him to the back door. Then he took the mic again, saying, "If it was a girl on stage getting groped I think she'd have a problem with it. And just because I'm a boy does not mean that I like getting my dick felt. I don't really appreciate that! I'm here to play a show - not to be someone's fucking sex toy. That shit winds me up. Be it girl or boy, I don't like getting touched. Do I look the kind of guy that likes to be approached like that? I mean, most girls won't talk to me because of that reason!"
Despite their recent signing to Warner Bros., the band's behaviour is reflective of their refusal to clean up their act. This is another fact Carter addressed on stage, stating that, "We took a million pounds from our record label, a major label, and we wrote the most disgusting, filthy, unapproachable, unlistenable album we could make. I think everybody was expecting us to come back like Good Charlotte, but still we came back as Gallows!"
Gallows "Abandon Ship"