Things seemed to have went a bit awry during the Word Alive’s show at Vinyl Music Hall in Pensacola, Florida last night. After the gig, tweets flooded in that local band Rainey’s Revenge jumped and beat the Word Alive’s tour manager due to an alleged conflict over set times. Here are tweets from the Word Alive frontman Telle Smith:

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Ryan Joseph Kirby, frontman of the Word Alive tourmates Fit For A King, also issued the following tweets:

Rainey’s Revenge posted two statements on their Facebook, but have since been taken down. However, The PRP and twitter user Jean-Raphio were able to nab them before they were removed.

Statement 1:

“First and for most we want to thank everyone who came and supported us tonight at Vinyl. Y’all were amazing!
NOW for the elephant in the room for those who saw us. Our set was cut short after our first song by The Word Alives tour manage. Long story short we given a chance to play one more song after we discovered this…so in other words we played 2 songs. Naturally we were far from ‘OK’ about this. Sadly the situation got out of hand and to make a long story short we had to leave. 

We would like to keep this situation as private as we but however we want to deeply apologize first and for most to Vinyl Music Hall and secondly to all our fans in attendance tonight. It was out of our control being cut short. We would like to offer to all our fans in attendance that if you come to our show this Saturday at Sluggos and bring your ticket stub from tonight we will personally let you in half off. You have our word. 

Once again thank you all!
We love you

-Rainey’s Fuckin Revenge”

Statement 2:

“The Word Alive show at Vinyl.
What really happened.

RR set was cut short due to time issues. We set up fairly quickly but due to some sound issues unbeknownst to us apparently we went 10 min over. After our first song the TM told our vocalist that we had 5 minutes left, and before our guy could even get the word to the rest of the members he said dont try me I will cut the pa off! Needless to say we werent happy about it, but we played one more song and rushed off.

Afterwards two members were OUTSIDE of the venue smoking a cigarette and admittedly they were venting over what had happened. By THEMSELVES. The TM approached our band members getting loud and rowdy with our guys because he overheard the venting they were doing. The RR guys had went to where they were COMPLETELY alone and away from everyone to discuss the show. The TM approached them because he didnt like what he overheard. 

After much yelling and finger pointing from both sides the TM punched our member in the face. They then proceeded to grapple with each other. Our other member grabbed the TM and everyone went to the ground. The security asked our member to let him up now that things had calmed. Our member did and the minute he was back up again the TM punched the other member in the face AGAIN and went after him.

The member who grabbed the TM breaking up the two fighting never even threw a punch and the member who was punched was merely defending himself. He was never JUMPED. Other people can claim they saw what happened but there were only 4 people there. Security, 2 RR guys, and the TM.

The TM came from inside the venue, the security was at the door and the RR guys were outside. We sincerely hope the venue has tape on it, because that will show the truth of what really happened.”

The Word Alive are currently finishing up a US tour before heading to Europe and the UK. Check out the remaining US dates below.


Mar 18 Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
Mar 19 Walters Downtown – Houston, TX
Mar 20 QuikTrip Park – Grand Prairie, TX

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