Singer stops in middle of concert to call out sexual assault in crowd

  • 20/08/2017

A British metalcore band is being praised online after the lead singer called out a concertgoer who allegedly sexually assaulted a female fan while she was crowdsurfing at one of the band's gigs.

The Architects were performing at a Dutch music festival Lowlands Festival in the Netherlands when lead singer Sam Carter stopped between songs to address the incident.

"I've been going over in my f***ing mind about whether I should say something or not about what I saw in that last song, and do you know what, I'm gonna f***ing say it," he told the crowd, captured in a video filmed at the concert by a Dutch radio station.

Warning: Video below contains offensive language. 

"I saw a girl, a woman, crowdsurfing over here, and I'm not going to f***ing point the piece of s**t out who did it, but I saw you f***ing grab at her boob, it is f***ing disgusting and there is no place for that s***.

"It is not your f***ing body, it is not your f***ing body and you do not f***ing grab at someone. Not at my f***ing show. So if you feel like doing that again, walk out there and f*** off and don't come back.

"Let's keep this going, let's keep this a f***ing safe place for everybody, and let's have a f***ing good time."

The crowd responded with cheers and applause.

Crowdsurfing during concerts make fans particularly vulnerable to these types of sexual assaults.

Rapper Iggy Azalea pointed this out in 2014, when she said she stopped crowdsurfing at her own shows for fear of men attempting to assault her.