The Boston punk rock band Dropkick Murphys got into a bloody fight during one of their St. Patrick’s Day shows at Boston’s House of Blues on Friday night (March 15).
The representative for the band tells Billboard Magazine that the fight started after bassist Ken Casey saw an inebriated fan elbowing and hitting women near the stage. Casey reportedly stopped the show and called for security to grab the fan and then jumped into crowd and started shouting for the man to stop.
TMZ posted a video showing Casey with a bloody face, shouting at an individual in the audience and then jumping into the crowd.
“Ken could see the guy wasn’t going to stop and that security was having a hard time getting to him, so he decided to handle it himself,” a source close to the band tells Billboard. “Ken is not afraid to stand up to anyone who is ruining the show for someone else and the band has been clear that they won’t tolerate abusive behavior.”
“We’ve been doing this for a number of years, and having been here for 21 of those years, I can tell you this is not new,” lead singer Al Barr told the audience after the fight broke up. “When we invite you guys to come to one of our shows, it’s like were saying come to our house. And when someone disrespects us, you’re disrespecting us in our house.”