According to Pitchfork, a disrespectful fan attempted to kiss vocalist Molly Rankin of Alvvays during a show on Saturday (Sept. 16th). The man somehow got on stage and invaded her personal space during the band’s performance of “Party Police,” in Antwerp, Belgium. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first occasion that a female performer has been harassed on stage this year, and probably won’t be the last.
“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.”
Trix Antwerp, the concert venue where the incident took place issued the previous statement, clearly not happy with the event. A video of the episode can be seen below.