King 810 have cancelled a recent show in Detroit over a gun ban by the venue. Many fans have been supportive of the band, citing what happened to Dime Bag Darrell. The lead singer David Gunn has also claims to have been shot “several times” in the past, so the band has made it a habit of having armed guards with machine guns on stage. This was apparently too much for a venue in Chicago, and now a venue in Detroit is following suit.
See their statement below:
We’re canceling tonight’s show at Saint Andrew’s Hall here in Detroit. Upon arrival, every case we were carrying was wanded and searched. All of us were searched and re-searched every time we entered the venue, which we were fine with.
During this process they let us know that they don’t do this to other groups and that essentially they were singling us out. After informing them that a few people in the group are licensed to carry for security measures we were still not allowed to come onto their property with protection. Michigan is an open carry state.
We’ve made this stand completely clear.
We had every intention of playing and were looking forward to the show, as the biggest one of our careers to date. This is not an easy decision to make, but we have to answer to ourselves first and foremost.
This is not about shows or weapons.
This is about our inherent rights. They will surely try to sweep this under the rug and spin it as “unforeseen circumstances.” But we tell the truth to the people.
These people tried to tell us police officers can’t even carry guns into their establishment.
If this is where this country is headed. God damn.
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