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KING 810 back out of Detroit show over venue’s gun ban

December 18 2016, 9:36 AM EST By AltPress


Flint, Michigan's KING 810 decided not to play their Detroit show at Saint Andrew’s Hall last night due to the fact they weren't allowed to bring their firearms into the venue.

Earlier this month, the band was also forced to cancel a show in Chicago due to their violent imagery.

Read more: KING 810 banned from Chicago venue due to “excessive use of guns and violent imagery”

The band posted the following statement on their Facebook page:

"The Family,

We're canceling tonight's show at Saint Andrew's Hall here in Detroit. Upon arrival, every case we were carrying was wanded and searched. All of us are we're searched and re-searched every time we entered the venue, which we were fine with.

During this process they let us know that they don't do this to other groups and that essentially they were singling us out. After informing them that a few people in the group are licensed to carry for security measures we were still not allowed to come onto their property with protection. Michigan is an open carry state.

We've made this stand completely clear. 
We had every intention on playing and were looking forward to the show, as the biggest one of our careers to date. This is not an easy decision to make, but we have to answer to ourselves first and foremost.

This is not about shows or weapons. 
 This is about our inherent rights. They will surely try to sweep this under the rug and spun as "unforeseen circumstances." But we tell the truth to the people.

These people tried to tell us police officers can't even carry guns into their establishment.

If this is where this country is headed. God damn.

More soon.

- Gunn"

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