Celebrity Cancels Remaining Tour Dates After Altercation At Salt Lake City Club

By | May 2, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Celebrity has cancelled their remaining dates on the Hopesfall/Every Time I Die tour as a result of injuries sustained during an altercation at last night’s (4/29) show at The Junction in Salt Lake City.

During headliner Hopesfall’s set, members of Celebrity tried to calm a group of 30-40 audience members that were beating up kids in the crowd all evening unchecked by security. After having words with the group, bassist, Jesse Fine, was ambushed by several people as he turned around to walk away. Guitarist, Ryan Parrish, and front man Lance Black were also assaulted as they tried to break up the fight. The band members were admitted to an area hospital following the attack and released later the following morning.

“We’re very disappointed that we won’t be able to finish the tour with our friends in Hopesfall, Every Time I Die and The Beautiful Mistake,” says Fine. “We’d been having a great time on the tour up until last night. As for the kids in Salt Lake, we’re sorry that a few idiots in the crowd ruined the show for the rest of you. The bands had no idea that the venue and promoter weren’t planning to provide adequate security so that everyone could enjoy the show safely. We’re heading back to Nashville now to rest up for a little while, but will be back out on tour soon.”

Celebrity’s new album, Lovesick, will be in-stores May 20th on Doghouse Records.