Controversial Australian band Sticky Fingers frontman Dylan Frost admitted he “lost control” when the lead singer caused a sensational storm in the middle of a concert in Melbourne last night.
There were seven songs in the band’s set when Frost appeared upset on stage. Video footage captured by a concertgoer and uploaded to social media shows Frost hitting the microphone and throwing his guitar on the ground.
The rest of the band – Paddy Cornwall, Seamus Coyle, Beaker Best and Freddie Krabs – then followed him backstage.
according to hear the heraldOf course, a faulty microphone may have triggered the occultation during the song “Not Yet Done”. Boo’s voice could be heard from the crowd.
Another 10 minutes passed before the show’s cancellation was announced.
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On Sunday afternoon, Frost posted a statement on Facebook apologizing to fans.
“I’m really sorry for last night in Melbourne,” he said.
“I’ve been working hard on myself and will continue to prioritize my health, but I’ve still disappointed so many of you.
“I would like to apologize to the fans and to my band, our crew and venue staff.
“This tour has been amazing so far and we wanted to end it big, but last night I didn’t have it and I lost control. We are working on a new date to make it for everyone or who People want them refund for them and we will let you know about the plans soon.
Saturday night’s Festival Hall gig was the final performance of Sticky Fingers’ Australian tour. The band played without drama in Melbourne on Friday nights. The band is expected to still perform in New Zealand next month.
An audience member told hear the herald“Initially the atmosphere of the gig was great. But then we only got three songs and Frosty broke, stormed and canceled the s**ts. ,
Other concertgoers took to Facebook to express their annoyance.
To hear the heraldOne fan named Jordan Patrick wrote on social media, “Unbelievable, I’ve been waiting for tonight for years, so excited and utterly devastated they left the show like this.
“So humiliating to the fans who are stuck by him and waiting to see him after so long.”
Other fans said they went to Melbourne specifically for the show.
Sticky Fingers was previously embroiled in scandal when Indigenous artist Thelma Plum alleged that Frost had racially abused and threatened her in 2016. This allegation has triggered a period of boycott.
Frost and the band denied the allegations but later released a mea culpability about unspecified “unacceptable” behaviors, claiming that alcohol addiction and mental health issues were contributing factors.
Frost wrote in 2016 that he would seek therapy and rehabilitation and that he was “really sorry for those affected by my behavior” and hoped to “one day make amends for my actions”.
Frost isn’t the only band member to be in the public eye. Bassist Cornwall had to issue an apology for his 2019 rants against ABC’s youth station, Triple J.
He initially said in an outrageous video posted on social media, “Triple J, f**k you and your f**king artist repertoire. We don’t need you the f**king. We don’t want you.” Because you play your f**king bullshit and you’re a bunch of f**king maggots.
A year later, Cornwall apologized for his words. He admitted that his actions had broken up between Sticky Fingers and Triple J.
He said in May 2020, “I was out of my head, not dealing with my own personal battles, I feel sorry for the people I hurt at the station, as well as my own team.
“I’m not the same derailed, angry person you saw last year. I’m not where I want to be right now but I’m doing much better dealing with my demons. I hope to share this It will help in finding a solution on the situation.”
In 2019, Frost and Cornwall were arrested for a violent punch-up between the pair at Sydney’s Marrickville Bowling Club. This happened when the band members had been drinking for six hours.
Cornwall was sentenced in 2021 to 18 months for serving in the community.
News.com.au contacted the management of Sticky Fingers for comment.