(hed)p.e. Kicked Crazy Town Off Their Tour Following Messy Backstage Fight
A messy fist fight between Crazy Town‘s two vocalists Seth Binzer (Shifty Shellshock) and Bobby Reeves earlier this week has proven to be a bridge too far for the rest of the bands on the “Nu Metal Madness Tour 2,” prompting their ejection from the bill.
Announced last evening by (hed)p.e. vocalist Jared Gomes via social media, the move to kick Crazy Town off the tour largely stemmed from the altercation that took place at the Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on April 23, though Binzer’s ongoing struggles with addiction also play a part.
“(hed)p.e. had to kick Crazy Town off the tour. We’re not saints by any means and (hed)p.e. has done some crazy shit, and I’m not passing judgment on Crazy Town, or Seth [Binzer, aka Shifty Shellshock] or anything like that. But whatever has gone on with us we’ve always tried to come with a good rock show.
“Because of what’s going on with Seth and Crazy Town right now, Seth needs help. We can’t just sit by while he’s on the road battling demons to the death. He needs to get off the road and deal with that shit. So, you’ve seen the video. If it was just a fist fight between band members, maybe I could be the first one to kinda of mediate or some shit like that.
“But this is a lot deeper than that. It’s a lot messier, so it’s definitely sad for us you know. Because I consider Seth a homie, but [we] just couldn’t keep it going. And (hed)p.e. doesn’t support the shit that’s gone on and the shit that’s been done or been said by Crazy Town.”
Videos of the incident that were posted online showed Reeves was actively venting about his bandmate’s absence from the show, complaining about how he was forced to do both vocal parts for nearly the entire show. Binzer apparently arrived at the venue near the end of the band’s set, which kicked off the altercation between Binzer and Reeves.
Binzer ultimately demanded he get paid his portion for the band’s performance, even though he was absent, claiming he was being “robbed” of his portion by Reeves. Things got even uglier in the now private video, with both men threatening each other’s families and calling each other racial epithets.
With Crazy Town now off the bill, you can catch hed (p.e), Adema, and Tantric on the “Nu Metal Madness Tour 2,” which will continue with the dates below.
04/26 McHenry, IL – The Vixen [Tickets]
04/27 Griffith, IN – Avenue 912 [Tickets]
04/28 Streator, IL – Northpoint Arena [Tickets]
04/29 Sioux City, IA – Hard Rock Casino [Tickets]
04/30 Rockford, IL – District Bar & Grill [Tickets]
05/01 Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s Live Music ((hed)p.e. only) [Tickets]
05/02 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag ((hed)p.e. only) [Tickets]
05/04 Houston, TX – Rise Rooftop [Tickets]
05/05 Dallas, TX – Trees [Tickets]
05/06 Little Rock, AR – The Rev Room [Tickets]
05/09 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater [Tickets]
05/10 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joes [Tickets]
05/12 Reedley, CA – Wakehouse Outdoors [Tickets]
05/13 Garden Grove, CA – Garden AMP [Tickets]