Zac Brown Band’s (ZBB) concert at Freedom Mortgage Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey, came to a stop when they removed a disorderly fan from the audience who was causing trouble in the front row on Friday (Aug. 26).
In the midst of the award-winning group’s headlining performance, frontman Zac Brown noticed a few fans causing a commotion in the crowd. Upon noticing the fans fighting, he warned them to “squash it” before alerting venue security to “keep an eye” on the situation.
“Watch these guys right here,” he ordered.
“I’ll have both of y’all thrown out on your ass if you don’t stop right now,” Brown warned. ”Y’all need to settle down. Take a deep breath.”
The fight in the crowd progressed during Zac Brown Band’s performance of “Chicken Fried,” forcing Brown to abruptly halt the band’s concert to remove the fan causing trouble.
“Security, come here. This guy in the black shirt, I want him gone, right now,” Brown demanded, before telling the troublemaker to “beat it.”
Brown then explained his decision to have the fan ejected from the Freedom Mortgage Pavilion.
“I just watched him scream in the face of a little girl and another lady,” Brown told the audience.
“Get the f-ck out of here. Get him out right now,” Brown shouted, before adding, “See ya, bitch… You don’t treat a lady like that!”
Zac Brown Band is currently in the midst of the Out In The Middle Tour, which kicked off on April 22 in Greenville, South Carolina. The trek, which features support from Robert Randolph Band, continues through November 19 where the tour will wrap up in Phoenix, Arizona.
The GRAMMY-winning band recently announced a surprise concert at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium.
A portion of the proceeds from the intimate, one-night-only event will benefit ‘Hop On A Cure’ in its efforts to help fund research toward making amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) a “thing of the past.”
The foundation was established by one of the band’s founding members, John Driskell “Hop” Hopkins, who was diagnosed with ALS earlier this year.
“I have tough news to share and my brothers and sister have gathered to support me,” Driskell somberly shared in a video clip featuring his ZBB bandmates, as well as Caroline Jones, by his side. “Over the past several years, I’ve noticed some balance issues and some stiffness in my hands. After careful analysis by some of the country’s top neurologists, I have been diagnosed with ALS.”
He went on to share his hope for his future, telling fans, “Because my symptoms have been slow-progressing from the start, we believe they will continue to be slow progressing going forward. God willing, I plan to be rocking with these amazing people for many years to come.”
Additional information about the organization cane be found here: http://hoponacure.org.
“Playing in Nashville, my home away from home, is always something special,” Zac Brown said. “This particular one is meaningful because we’re raising awareness and funds for one of our very own through Hop on a Cure. We see all the love and support Hop has received thus far so we’re gonna bring the house down and show folks a good time in appreciation.”
Zac Brown Band’s next scheduled tour date is September 2 at Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul, Minnesota.
ZBB is preparing to release a deluxe version of The Comeback, the group’s 2021 studio album. The project features collaborations with Blake Shelton, Cody Johnson, and more.