Police have been called to a Warped Tour show to restrain two members of Pennywise after they allegedly attacked the members and tour manager of Alesana.
Alesana frontman Shawn Milke gave the following statement:
‘Just to clear the air of any rumors, last night upon returning to our bus after a night out with friends, both our band and our tour manager were attacked blindly by by two very drunk members of Pennywise… The two guys entered our bus and, without any instigating on our part, began punching us and trashing our bus. We are eternally sorry that this event took place and had it not been for the Denver police showing up and restraining our assailants, the night could have been tragic. Luckily, no one in our camp was injured.’
He also emphasised that ‘Alesana is a non-violent band and always has been. We do not encourage or willingly participate in any violent activities.‘
The incident occured after Pennywise‘ last show on the tour, so the two groups have been separated. However, they will meet once again at Soundwave 2011, which raises potential issues.