Anthony Gonzalez of M83 Issues Apology to Security Guard



During a M83 performance in Columbus, Ohio last weekend, frontman Anthony Gonzalez physically accosted a guard once security forces began forcefully removing fans from the stage. As the show wound down, Gonzalez had invited the crowd onto the stage, in violation of security protocol; when security stepped in and began to clear the stage, Gonzalez flew into a rage, slapping and kicking a security guard.

If Jay Reatard's Twitter is any indication, Gonzalez's kicks and slaps weren't enough to sustain serious damage (claims Reatard: "Homeboy in M83 has the weakest slap I have ever seen"), but Gonzalez issued an apology to the guard in question on the band's MySpace page today, stating that "I sincerely apologize for the way I handled the situation, and in particular for trying to physically interfere with security staff at the venue who I fully accept were only trying to do their job of ensuring proper protection for both the band and members of the audience." The full statement is available here; M83's next show is at the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan this weekend, where hopefully no security guards will be harmed.

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Anthony Gonzalez of M83 Issues Apology to Security Guard