‘I’m going to kill you!’: The View singer slams bassist on stage as comeback performance ends in stage brawl
- The Scottish indie rock band is best known for their 2007 hit Same Jeans
- The performance at Manchester’s Deaf Institute was their first in over five years
This is the shocking moment when rock band The View’s long-awaited comeback turned into an onstage brawl – when the lead singer threw a punch at the bassist and yelled, “I’m going to kill you!”
Fans were stunned when the Scottish band – best known for their hit Same Jeans, which charted at number three in 2007 – had to cut short their gig at the Deaf Institute in Manchester last night.
It was their first performance in over five years, having last seen their hometown of Dundee in 2017 – a decade after their platinum-selling, chart-topping album Hats Off to the Buskers was nominated for the Mercury Prize.
Audience member Jason Daniels, 39, claims he noticed bickering between frontman Kyle Falconer and bassist Kieren Webster before the latter kicked a mic stand.
His shocking footage then shows Kyle appearing to throw a punch as others try to break them up.
The enraged frontman even follows the swing by yelling “I’ll f***ing kill you!”
This is the shocking moment when rock band The View’s long-awaited comeback culminated in an onstage brawl — when the lead singer appeared to punch the bassist and yell, “I’m going to kill you.”
The band said in a statement on social media that their show in London tonight has been postponed
A second clip shows Kyle returning to the stage after a break to sing some acoustic numbers addressing the incident.
The View: The platinum selling Scottish indie rock band who took the stage again for the first time in over five years
The View, a Scottish indie rock band, are best known for their 2007 hit Same Jeans, which reached number three in the UK Singles Chart.
The group consists of lead singer Kyle Falconer, Kieren Webster on bass and backing vocals, lead guitarist Pete Reilly, drummer Jay Sharrock and Darren Rennie on keyboards.
The band is known for their live performances with regularly sold out tours in Scotland in particular, but have also been a fixture at a number of music festivals including playing Scotland’s biggest, T in the Park, a record eight times.
Last night’s performance at Manchester’s Deaf Institute was their first appearance in over five years, having last been seen in their hometown of Dundee in 2017.
That was ten years after their platinum-selling album Hats Off to the Buskers was nominated for the Mercury Prize.
He said, “If you want, I think maybe you should ask Kieren to come up and finish the set. The problem with this band is that he wants to sing the songs and he can’t.’
The band has also announced via social media that tonight’s performance in London will not take place.
A statement said: “Unfortunately we have to postpone tonight’s show in London. Our promoter is working to resolve the situation. Hold your tickets for now and we’ll announce more in a few days. We apologize to all our fans.”
Mr Daniels says the packed Deaf Institute was stunned during the brawl, but the chatter focused on whether they would get their money back if they left.
The father-of-three admits he was disappointed not to see the complete set of one of his favorite bands, but claims the incident was “real rock ‘n’ roll.”
His video has been viewed more than 300,000 times on Twitter.
Mr Daniels, from Sale, Greater Manchester, said: ‘It was real rock and roll. Kyle just turned around. It was your typical playground fight.
‘I was surprised by it. I’ve been to gigs in the past where things happened, but nothing like that.
“It was bittersweet because we missed half the performance, so I was half pissed off, but then I thought ‘we saw something mental there’.
“I don’t know if we’ll get our money back. I don’t worry about it, but people were talking about it.’
Mr Daniels says the incident happened after bassist Kieren traded with Kyle to be the lead singer for a few songs and it was when Kieren walked back to his old position that he kicked the mic.
The home improvement company’s executive has seen The View more than 10 times since 2006 and says the incident won’t stop him from being a fan.
Fan Jason Daniels was stunned when the Scottish band – who reached number three on the charts in 2007 with their hit Same Jeans – had to cut short their gig at the Deaf Institute in Manchester last night
One shocked commenter said, “I think I’ll stop buying tickets then.”
Mr. Daniels replied, “Possibly sensible!”
Another joked, “Then you have a good old take on that.”
The band is known for their live performances with regular sell-out tours, particularly in Scotland, but have also been a regular at a number of music festivals, including playing Scotland’s, T in the Park, eight times.
Representatives from The View have been contacted for comment.