Ian Brown Arrested After Fan Jumps On Stage

By | March 17, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Everyone’s been to a bad show – one where the sound sucked or the band sucked – but it’s rare when a show’s so bad that fans will get on stage to look for a fight.

Ex- Stone Roses lead singer Ian Brown was arrested Tuesday night after a fight with an audience member. According to NME.com, Brown complained about the sound at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco throughout the first three songs of his set and then he stopped the show.

Reports from fans say that a man jumped on stage and tackled Brown to the ground and his band members had to run in to free the singer.

That wasn’t enough to make Brown quit, though. After a 15 minute break, the band returned to finish the set. The sound quality didn’t get any better and they had to stop playing numerous times during “I Wanna Be Adored” because of the amount of feedback. No more stage brawls took place, however.

After the show Brown was arrested at his hotel and taken in for questioning by police. A spokesperson for the singer said that no charges have been pressed as of yet. This isn’t Brown’s first run-in with police. In 1998, he spent four months in jail after using threatening behaviour towards an airline stewardess and captain.

Tuesday night’s show was the last on a tour of the U.S. in support of his latest release, Solarized. He now returns to the U.K. where he has two shows booked for the end of March.

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