During a concert in Antwerp, Belgium over the weekend, a “fan” hopped on stage in the middle of a performance and assaulted Molly Rankin by attempting to force a kiss on her in front of the audience.
The video shows the audience member climb onto the stage in the middle of Alvvays’ “Party Police” and reach around Rankin’s neck in order to pull her in. She immediately pulls back and the guy walks off the stage. Watch below at around the 3:35 mark.
The venue’s director posted a statement following the event. Read a translated version below.
Incident during Alvvays concert – Official Trix Statement
This weekend a man got on stage during the Alvvays show at Trix and harassed the band’s singer. Trix regrets this happened on our stage. It is incredible and saddening that we should still spell this out in 2017, but here goes: it is in no way, shape or form acceptable to harass women on or off stage. Rock shows belong to everybody and you should respect people’s integrity. Being very drunk and slightly enamoured with a musician somehow doesn’t magically make this kind of behaviour alright. This not “just a bit of fun”. This is beyond annoying. And you need to do better. We apologise to the band and audience that this happened on our watch. This was not ok.
Director at Trix
Feature photo courtesy Paul Hudson via Flickr.