Wheatus Slam Crowd Surfers

Wheatus have slammed crowd surfing following an incident at their show in Reading, UK overnight, calling it “obnoxious and reckless behaviour”. A young women suffered head and neck injuries when a member of the audience attempted to crowd surf in a bid to get closer to the front of the stage.

The band issued the following statement via tumblr:

“At the show tonight, a girl suffered a head and neck injury because someone decided to crowd-surf to the stage. To put it simply, this is unacceptable. Having fun and showing enthusiasm for the music is always something we encourage, of course, but when that enthusiasm puts other audience members at risk of injury, it can only be classed as obnoxious and reckless behaviour. Please DO NOT crowd-surf; you could easily hurt yourself, someone else, a member of the band, or damage the band’s gear, thus causing a disruption to the show. We don’t know the name of the girl who got hurt, but if anyone knows who she is, please let her know we all hope she’s okay!”

Wheatus recently announced their first Australian tour in over a decade; check out the dates below:

Wheatus Australian 2012 Tour Dates

Wednesday 19 of September – Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Tickets $35.00 from the Corner Hotel Box Office &

Thursday 20th of September – Metropolis Fremantle

Tickets $35.00 from

Friday 21st of September – The Hi-Fi Sydney

Tickets $35.00 from &

Saturday 22nd of September – Fat As Butter Festival, Newcastle

Sunday 23rd of September – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane

Tickets $35.00 from &

Tickets go on sale 9am Monday April 23rd

Watch: Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag

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