Frank Carter has delivered a rousing speech about respecting women at concerts while on tour with the Rattlesnakes.

He starts by saying, “This is a crowdsurfing song,” and then goes on to say, “But like all great things in life, there's a rule: women only.”

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“I never ever had the perspective that I have now,” Carter says. “I've got a little girl, and I refuse to allow her to grow up in a world where she does not feel safe stage diving and crowd surfing. I'm so sorry it took me this long—forgive me.

“You are going to treat these girls with the respect they fucking deserve because they could be your mother, your sister, your wife or your daughter—but, most importantly, they are your fucking equal,” he continues. “This song is for the ladies. We love you, and we respect. Thank you very much for doing everything you do.”

Watch the full speech below.

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes are currently on their first North American tour.


April 20  Los Angeles, CA  The Hi Hat *
April 22  San Francisco, CA  924 Gilman Street *
April 26  Philadelphia, Voltage Lounge **
April 27  Baltimore, MD  Metro Gallery **
April 29  Jacksonville, FL   Welcome to Rockville
April 30  Tampa, FL  New World Brewery **
May 2  Newport, KY  Southgate House **
May 3  Cleveland, OH  The Foundry **
May 5  Norfolk, VA  Lunatic Luau
May 6  Charlotte, NC  Carolina Rebellion
May 7  Richmond, VA  The Camel **
May 8  Boston, MA  Middle East (Upstairs) **
May 9  New York, NY  Studio @ Webster Hall
May 10  Washington, DC  Rock & Roll Hotel
May 12  Atlanta, GA  Shaky Knees Festival
May 14  Somerset, WI  Northern Invasion
May 15  Chicago, IL  Cobra Lounge
May 16  Detroit, MI  Pike Room
May 17  Toronto, ON  Cave @ Lee’s Palace
May 19  Pittsburgh, PA  Cattivo
May 20  Columbus, OH  Rock on the Range

* – Without Dinosaur Pile-Up or Royal Republic
** – Without Dinosaur Pile-Up