Sam Carter Addresses Incident At Architects’ Adelaide Show Last Night
UPDATE: Sam Carter has personally shared his accounts of last night’s incident across his socials.
Anyway we go again and keep rocking! See you tonight Melbourne. Love you all 🖤
— sam carter (@samarchitects) February 18, 2023
Details have emerged of some dumbass Gronk (and I mean that in the most unpolite way) crashing the stage at last night’s Architects show in Adelaide, causing a ruckus, disrupting the band and their dedicated fans, all because he felt the need to show us all how small his penis is.
Our eyes on the ground prepared the below statement of events; normally I wouldn’t give the perp any time of day, but you need to read what happened, to get an understanding of where this plea is coming from.
According to our reporter:
“Architects were three songs in, and during ‘Modern Misery’, the power suddenly cut and the band had exited the stage. Confusion arose, leaving us wondering ‘was there a power failure?’ Then the curtained-off side stage area began flailing about. Suddenly a man was being dragged through the fire exit doors.
Architects returned to the stage and continued playing before frontman Sam Carter explained that guitarist Josh Middleton was approached by a “fan” who stormed the stage demanding the band played older songs. He illustrated how hard Architects work to create music they are proud of, and that their heart and souls go into their art and that they each give their entire beings into the band. And that they don’t need a piece of shit to ruin a night for everybody because they want to hear an old song. Ironically they played ‘These Colours Don’t Run’ directly after the incident with Sam saying ‘We were about to play an old song too you dumb fuck’.
Just take a second to let that sink in. Some entitled fuckwit, did this to a member of the band for not playing older stuff – are we seriously at that point now? What the fuck.
Video has emerged (thanks to Jasmin Musolino and Angie Malone) of Sam’s speech following the incident. In it, he once again bears his soul, addressing what transpired before incredibly asking the crowd to shake off what happened and moving on with the show:
“This isn’t a fucking game, This is our fucking lives. I don’t know who the fuck that person thinks they are to come on stage… or fucking do whatever they fucking were, but the other fucking thing is, when he was on fucking the floor, screaming in my fucking face, telling me to respect Tom [Searle], and play some fucking old songs, I tell you what, we were just playing the oldest song in the set you stupid fuck.”
“This is the thing that people need to understand, this shit that goes the internet, the way that people fucking talk to each other, it can’t fucking carry on like this. It’s just fucking music. We’re just up here doing our fucking best… there’s no need to run up on stage and do this shit, it’s 20 fucking 23.”
This type of behaviour is abhorrent. Having witnessed issues at several of Architects’ previous Australian tours – including the disrespectful shooey chant during Sam’s heartfelt speech about late guitarist Tom Searle at UNIFY 2018, through to the same obnoxious chanting on their Holy Hell Tour, it just makes my heart sink. As a music journalist and an avid fan of this band.
It goes without saying that this type of behaviour is unacceptable, but the fact that it keeps happening shows that there is a deeper issue running through our community. So-called fans (more so elitists) are ruining the experience for the true fans who have been counting down the days until this band returned and when issues like this keep arising, it makes you wonder if the band have any second thoughts about returning to Australia.
So, as a collective, can we all please make a stand to do better, not just on this tour, but in general! The bullshit entitlement needs to end. Go to a show, enjoy the set (featuring over 20 songs) and see a band of this calibre in our country again, which is so far removed from the rest of the world – and expensive as fuck to visit following the pandemic mind you – and just remember, as musicians have said many times, listen to their older material if that’s what you enjoy.
There is absolutely no need to take your frustrations and small dick energy out on these people, who owe you nothing. It’s disgusting and embarrassing to even think that something like this could have happened.
Sam personally responded to our news article tweet, giving a bit more clarification as to what happened on stage.
Hey mate! He wasn’t attacked it just looked like he was about to attack him and then the guy said some horrible stuff about Tom to me. All is well and we move on ❤️
— sam carter (@samarchitects) February 18, 2023
As a collective, we offer the entire Architects touring party a sincere apology for this type of thing happening in our country. These people do not represent the community we have been building and we are so sorry that something like this even occurred.
Pull your fucking heads in Australia, the disrespect has gone on long enough.
Written by Paul ‘Browny’ Brown @brownypaul
Architects‘ Australian Tour alongside Counterparts and Thornhill continues.
Architects – 2023 Australian Tour
Feb 18 – Melbourne – Festival Hall
Feb 19 – Sydney – Hordern Pavillion
Feb 22 – Bris – Fortitude Music Hall (venue change)
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