Members of the We The Kings road crew were entangled in a confrontation with Philadelphia police last night after the Bamboozle Road Show at The Living Arts center. The police officers were attempting to write the members of Mercy Mercedes a ticket for their van which was illegally parked. We The Kings tour manager Travis Fair went out to see what was going on and was allegedly forced back inside. When Fair repeatedly shoved open the door of the venue officers followed him inside the venue and arrested him on the stage.
We The Kings merchandise handler Chris V went outside to see what was going on and was reported to have gotten into an altercation with the police officers and was allegedly beaten. Chris V suffered injuries to the head and was hospitalized after the incident. Fair and two other crewmembers were taken into custody. All members involved in the incident have been released and have not posted any news that there will be delays or cancellations on the tour.
We The Kings front man Travis Clark updated his twitter during the incident saying, “There is nothing worse then a friend asking you for help & knowing you can’t do anything about it cause 5 cops are standing in front of you.”
Philadelphia police were unavailable for comment.
Below is a video of Chris’s arrest made by Artist Approach who were filming that night at the show.
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