The English Beat blasts Aggie Theatre after tiff with band assistant managerBy Matt Miller | March 4th, 2014 | 11 comments
Birmingham ska-pop act, the English Beat, has taken to Facebook to blast the Aggie Theatre after staff allegedly got in a tussle with the band’s assistant manager on Friday.
The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports that Candy Kelii, 29, was roughed up by Aggie Theatre staff when she couldn’t show a wristband that proved she was of drinking age.
“She was chased and dragged out of there by her hair and clothes by four security men for not having a wristband that no one in the band had been given or told about,” the band wrote on Facebook. “Then partially stripped and forced to lie down on a freezing wet sidewalk until she was arrested.”
Aggie Theatre owner Scoo Leary told the Coloradoan that, “Kelli was removed from the venue because she repeatedly refused to get a wristband, and then ran away from security staff when confronted.”
In March of 2013, the Aggie Theatre started submitting all underage concertgoers to a breathalyzer and pat down following a liquor license violation.
The English Beat ends its note on Facebook by writing that the behavior is “disgraceful and we are disgusted.”
See photos of the English Beat performing at the Ogden Theatre in 2010 below.