Six Flags Bans Metal Concerts After Falling In Reverse Singer Throws Mic Stands Into Crowd

Posted by on October 3, 2012

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You know what’s punk rock? Smashing an instrument onstage. You know what the  opposite of punk rock is? Throwing all of your band’s microphone stands into the audience, especially when playing for a bunch of kids at an amusement park. That’s what happened on Saturday at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ. During the park’s first (and now last) heavy show, the “FestEVIL,” Falling In Reverse frontman Ronald “Ronnie” Radke decided to give javelin throwing a whirl and chucked three microphone stands into the audience, injuring a 16-year-old girl and a 24 year-old-man. Following the incident, Radke was arrested for simple assault and aggravated assault then released on $25,000 bail.

The “FestEVIL”, which also featured We Came As Romans and Born of Osiris among others, was a little bit of a gamble for Six Flags, which is more used to having the likes of Gym Class Heroes or Pat Benetar play. Great Adventure spokesperson Kristin Siebeneicher tells the Asbury Park Press that there won’t be any more heavy shows. “This was the first metal show that we’ve ever had, and will be the last,” she says. “We have no plans to host another metal show.” Thanks a lot for ruining it for everyone, Falling In Reverse. It’s not like most metal bands would do something that irresponsible.

This is also not the first time Radke has been arrested, having spent two and half years in prison when he violated probation after being connected to the shooting of a man in Nevada (we assume that the throwing of musical equipment might have been involved as well). Metal shows, particularly festivals, always run the risk of getting rowdy. That being said, launching stage equipment at your fans doesn’t exactly make you or your contemporaries look good, and is probably the most irresponsible thing he could’ve done.

 

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  • http://thatdevilmusic.net Rob Liz

    Playing at a Six Flags park is not very fucking metal either. No one should care to ever want to play at an amusement park….ever.

  • fallingsucks

    yes, i heard for the bands it was mostly a nightmare but for the fans it was a great time. I had a blast and the retard from that horrible band falling in reverse had to ruin it forever. sad

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  • kaylaann_xoxo

    ronnie is amazing, im sure he didnt intend on hurting anyone & there is no need to bring up his past either. ronnie is a changed person & who cares if 6 flags isnt going to have any metal shows? ronnie did them a favor by “ruining it for everyone” because there shouldn’t be metal shows at a family place like 6 flags. keep on rocking ronnie radke. forever & always love ya :*

  • kaylaann_xoxo

    ronnie isnt a “retard” & falling im reverse is a great band. actually get to know someone before you hate on them, thanks.

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