On Feb. 16, Attila's show at the Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI ended abruptly after a fight broke out between the band and security.

Attila have now offered an official statement on the incident, which can be seen below.

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In their statement (via The Sickest), Attila notes: “I don’t condone violence or think it’s necessary in most scenarios but last night got way out of hand. I’ve seen it happen way too many times where security gets overly aggro and abuses their power. Your job is to keep fans safe and keep the band safe and a lot of you security guards just have no clue about the nature of a metal show. Kids are gonna crowd surf. Kids are gonna stage dive. That’s what this music is all about. When I clearly TOLD kids to crowd surf, you don’t fucking hurt them. You don’t punch them in the head. That shit makes me sick to my stomach. Your job as security isn’t an excuse to be violent towards music fans. If you hurt our fans, we are going to hurt you. Plain and simple. Our fans came to have a good experience and we will ALWAYS have their back. We will FIGHT on behalf of our fans if that’s what it takes. Sorry to everyone that had to see shit get violent and sorry we had to cut the show short, but that just doesn’t fly with us."

During the encore, security were apparently getting rough with fans, causing guitarist Chris Linck and subsequently the whole band to intervene.

After the situation played out, the band posted the following on Twitter:

Frontman Chris "Fronz" Fronzak tweeted the following:

And here's the footage:

Attila are currently on the Let's Get Abducted tour with New Year's Day, Bad Omens and Cane Hill.


2/14 — Memphis,TN  —1884 Lounge

2/15 — Belvedere, IL — Apollo Theatre

2/16 — Milwaukee, WI — Turner Hall

2/17 — Omaha, NE — Slowdown

2/18 — Colorado Springs, CO — Black Sheep

2/21 — Reno, NV — Cargo

2/22 — Fresno, CA — Strummers

2/23 —  Los Angeles, CA — The Regent

2/24 — Anaheim, CA — Chain Reaction

2/25 — Tucson, AZ — Rialto Theatre

2/26 — Odessa, TX — Club Patron

2/27 — Corpus Christi, TX  — House Of Rock

2/28 — Austin, TX — Grizzly Hall

3/2 — Pensacola, FL — Vinyl Music Hall

3/3 — Chattanooga, TN — Revelry Room

3/4 — Knoxville, TN — The Concourse

3/5 — Richmond, VA — Canal Club

3/6 — Pittsburgh, PA — Diesel

3/7 — Buffalo, NY — Waiting Room

3/8 — Syracuse, NY — Lost Horizon

3/9 — Providence, RI — Fete

3/10 — New York, NY — Irving Plaza

3/11 — Lancaster, PA —  Chameleon Club

3/12 — Greensboro, NC — Pete's

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