Entertainment Placebo stops Newcastle gig to kick out fighting crowd members

11:46  13 september  2017
11:46  13 september  2017 Source:   MSN

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The British band were forced to interrupt their gig in Newcastle on Tuesday night to boot out a group of fighting audience members .

Placebo frontman Brian Molko at Margaret Court Arena earlier this tour.© Len Panecki, Amnplify Placebo frontman Brian Molko at Margaret Court Arena earlier this tour.

Touring British band Placebo were forced to interrupt their gig in Newcastle on Tuesday night to boot out a group of fighting audience members.

Brian Molko, frontman of the '90s alt-rockers, stopped the show mid-gig to single out the crowd members, who reportedly gave him the finger as they were escorted out.

"You're all leaving... especially you, baseball cap backwards," the singer said, as audience members chanted "f--- off!" at the offending group.

"What a waste of time and money... We're working here, we're trying to do a good show for you guys," he said.

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"It really doesn't help when people punch each other or bump into each other, it is just nonsense," he added, urging the crowd to take care of each other.

A spokesperson from the Newcastle Entertainment Centre confirmed the gig was "stopped for two to three minutes and the crowd were very supportive".

Brian Molko of Placebo stops their live performance after a punch up erupts between two men. Brian goes on to say that he is trying to work and to start a fight for bumping into each other is silly. One of the men in a single act of defiance decided to put his finger up at the lead singer. Brian went on to finish by saying what a waste of money for the both of you. #placebo #livemusic #rocknroll #placeboinaustralia #australiantour #placeboontour #ukrock #20yearsofplacebo #brianmolko #leadsinger #concert #whatanight

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The band, best known for '90s hits Every You Every Me, Pure Morning and Nancy Boy, are on their first headlining tour in 11 years to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut album.

Despite being forced to cancel the first leg in Perth because Molko was sick, the tour has earned glowing reviews for its nostalgic leanings and a pointed barb in Melbourne's Margaret Court Arena that took aim at its namesake's anti-marriage equality comments.

The tour wraps up in Canberra on Thursday.

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