Indie-rockers Wavves received a death threat at their Texas show
US indie-rockers Wavves have revealed that one patron didn’t take kindly to their setlist on Sunday night, making a death threat towards them.
We’ve all seen bands play shows that we didn’t quite agree with. Sure, they might not have played their biggest single, or they might have played less songs than expected, but that’s just part and parcel of being a music fan – you take the good with the bad.
However, one fan in Texas was reportedly so incensed at Wavves‘ recent show that he decided to make a death threat against them.
As Pitchfork notes, Wavves recently took to Twitter to reveal that one Texan punter didn’t like the fact that the band didn’t play an encore.
“A guy at the show last night threatened to kill us because we didn’t play an encore,” the band explained. “Thought he was joking at first but he was dead serious.”
“Yes it is a pun and yes he did actually threaten to kill us.”
Yes it is a pun and yes he did actually threaten to kill us.
— WAVVES (@WAVVES) October 22, 2018
While a representative for the band confirmed that the threat was genuine, a spokesperson for the venue revealed that the audience member in question was removed by security soon after the incident.
Of course, this isn’t the first time that such an action has taken place in the music world. In fact, any time an artist shares any sort of divisive viewpoint, it seems some fans think it’s fair to threaten them. In the past, the likes of Seth Sentry, DMA’S, the Amity Affliction, and even Lou Reed have all received death threats.
While it appears that Wavves’ fan has been dealt with by police, we can only assume that the band might consider adding in a few more encores in the future to avoid another incident like this.
Check out Wavves’ ‘King Of The Beach’:
Wavves @ Houston, Texas, USA 21/10/18 Setlist
‘Way Too Much’
‘King Of The Beach’
‘Afraid Of Heights’
‘Take On The World’
‘My Head Hurts’
‘Sail To The Sun’
‘Demon To Lean On’
‘Nine Is God’