ATTILA is being sued by two security guards that were involved in an altercation during their Las Vegas concert in 2018.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, members of the band including frontman Christopher Fronzak, guitarist Christopher Linck and bassist Kalan Blehm are being sued by the two security workers named Patrick Anderson and Russell Miner. The suit filed on Wednesday, February 17, in a Clark County District Court, alleges that Fronzak, Linck and Blehm were “lunging after, punching, attacking, kicking, throwing objects at, and/or striking” Anderson and Miner.
The lawsuit states that the guards suffered injuries to their heads, necks, backs and shoulders, “all or some of which conditions may be permanent and disabling in nature.” In addition to the suing the band, the lawsuit also alleges that the Hard Rock Live failed to provided the security team with “safe premises” during the live concert.
The aforementioned violent altercation happened during their 2018 Rage Fest Tour at the Hard Rock Live in Las Vegas. Video of the incident first arose in August 2018 and shows Fronzak punching a guard in the back of his head before tossing his microphone stand at him. After the show Fronzak tweeted about the altercation saying, “I’m f**king SHAKING. F**K disrespectful security. I will FIGHT YOU. GOOD VIBES ONLY. So sorry we had to cancel the show… You guys were the best crowd. Your security are total pieces of shit hurting our fans and disrespecting them. I don’t stand for that shit… I will FIGHT for our fucking fans.”
According to Fronzak, the altercation was a result of the guards “choking” and “power-slamming” their fans during the show for crowdsurfing, which is reportedly prohibited at this venue.
Following the concert altercation in 2018, Hard Rock Live released the below statement to the public after the band abruptly cancelled the show and walked off the stage.
“The safety and security of our fans, staff and performers is our top priority. We are disappointed in the escalation of events at the Attila show last night.” Hard Rock Live shared. “While we believe security acted in an appropriate way to protect the best interests of guests, we are reviewing the incident to ensure proper protocol was followed.”
On Thursday (Feb. 18), Fronzak replied to the lawsuit on Twitter saying “y’all are clearly bored, the lawsuit will show the truth. Security guards were abusing our fans and I don’t stand for that.”
Y'all are clearly bored
The lawsuit will show the truth
Security guards were abusing our fans
I don't stand for that https://t.co/3tKtqJIHRm
— Metalcore Gatsby (@FRONZ1LLA) February 19, 2021
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