Gigs & Festivals

Thai Deftones fans riot after gig cancellation

By | Published on Thursday 17 February 2011


According to reports, Thai Deftones fans rampaged through the streets of Bangkok on Tuesday after a Deftones gig in the city was cancelled an hour after the band had been due on stage.

Police Lieutenant Tawatchai Jongyingcharoen told the AP: “They started throwing bottles at the stadium building, breaking windows and vandalising tents and beer booths outside the venue. Some of the tents were set on fire”.

Here’s a video of some people shouting and knocking a gazebo over:

Yesterday the band issued a statement, saying: “Due to local power issues that threatened the safety of the band and their fans, Deftones were forced to cancel their show last night at the Thunderdome in Bangkok, Thailand. Deftones would like to apologise to those that were inconvenienced and hope to return to Thailand in the near future”.