A stage crasher tried to kiss Alvvays singer Molly Rankin during a recent show in Antwerp.
The Canadian band played the city's Trix venue earlier in the week, when a member of the audience managed to get onstage.
Approaching the singer he attempted to kiss her before being bundled offstage by security.
Fan footage of the incident has been posted online:
Trix director Ken Veerman offered an official statement to the publication Far Out - it reads...
“This weekend a man got on stage during the Alvvays show at Trix and harassed the band’s singer. Trix regrets this happened on our stage. It is incredible and saddening that we should still spell this out in 2017, but here goes: it is in no way, shape or form acceptable to harass women on or off stage. Rock shows belong to everybody and you should respect people’s integrity. Being very drunk and slightly enamoured with a musician somehow doesn’t magically make this kind of behaviour alright. This not “just a bit of fun”. This is beyond annoying. And you need to do better.
“We apologise to the band and audience that this happened on our watch. This was not ok.”
While it's an appalling incident it's heartening to see the venue deal with it in such a forthright manner. If you're concerned about incidents such as these then why not contact organisations such as Girls Against - the work they do is exceptional.
Alvvays wonderful new album 'Antisocialites' is out now.
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