The Snuts have spoken out after they were forced to pause their show in Oxford last night (November 7) due to the inappropriate behaviour of male concertgoers.
The Scottish group were performing at the city’s O2 Academy in support of their debut album ‘W.L.’, which came out back in April.
Taking to Twitter after the gig, The Snuts wrote: “Apologies to everyone for stopping tonight’s show. We are absolutely furious to learn about the behaviour of male fans at our show in Oxford.
“This is a male problem and it is only the responsibility of males to stamp it out. No one should ever feel unsafe at our gigs and it’s your responsibility to report and call out your friends if they are acting like fucking animals.”
They concluded: “We are not your fucking lad band and you don’t get [to] act like that at our shows.”
One attendee said on Twitter that “a load of Oxford students [were] trying to grope girls” during The Snuts’ performance. “Fucking joke,” they added. “We’ve waited months to have this ruined by some posh boys that want shoeing.”
Another fan claimed that one male was removed from the venue for “touching girls” in the audience. “Band dealt with it very well, stopped the song and got him booted out, rightly so,” he tweeted.
Footage of the reported incident(s) has not emerged online.
The Snuts are due to resume their UK headline tour tonight (November 8) in Norwich. Further concerts are scheduled for Swansea (November 10), Stoke-On-Trent (11), Hull (13), Leeds (14) and other cities throughout the month.
The run of dates – which had been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic – will conclude with a sold-out appearance at the O2 Ritz in Manchester on November 26.
The Snuts’ ‘W.L.’ hit Number One in the UK albums charts upon its release, beating Demi Lovato to the top spot. They became the first Scottish group in 14 years to bag a Number One with their debut record since The View achieved the feat in 2007 with ‘Hats Off To The Buskers’.