Brass Against Banned from NASCAR Venues Following Onstage Urination Incident

Frontwoman Sophia Urista has issued her own apology
Brass Against Banned from NASCAR Venues Following Onstage Urination Incident
You could say the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, LLC — popularly known as NASCAR — is a little pissed about the onstage urination incident that took place at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL, during last week's Welcome to Rockville festival.

Consequently, the company has banned performing collective Brass Against from its venues after frontwoman Sophia Urista went midstream in a fan's face mid-show. Urista has also issued a personal apology following an earlier one made on her behalf by the rest of the band.

"I have always pushed the limits in music and stage," she wrote via her personal Twitter account yesterday (November 16). "That night, I pushed the limits too far."

Urista added:

I love my family, the band, and the fans more than anything and I know that some were hurt or offended by what I did. I apologize to them and want them to know that I didn't mean to hurt them. I am not a shock artist. I always want to put the music first. I'm grateful for all of your continued love and support.

On Monday (November 15), a police report revealed that the band wouldn't be charged for the singer's onstage bathroom break — however, they also won't be welcomed back to any NASCAR properties. 

"Daytona International Speedway doesn't condone the inappropriate actions that took place during Thursday's Welcome to Rockville event," NASCAR spokesman Russell Branham said in a statement. "We are working with promoter Danny Wimmer Presents to address the issue. The band will not be included in future programming at NASCAR venues."

Brass Against are set to support Tool on tour next year, so here's hoping none of those venues are NASCAR-affiliated.

The band has also assured that the onstage urination is "not something you'll see again at our shows," after fan-shot footage of the incident — which took place while the band was covering Rage Against the Machine's "Wake Up" — went viral. In the clips, Urista is shown positioning herself over a fan who she'd invited to lie face-up onstage before peeing on the willing participant, who appeared delighted by the act and spit the urine at the audience.

This comes months after news of someone pooping in the mosh pit at a Turnstile concert in Santa Cruz, so it's safe to say live music is officially back and weirder than ever.

See Urista's statement below.