Zac Brown Band will stop at nothing to ensure that fans attending their concerts can enjoy their music in a safe and comfortable atmosphere, and they proved it on Friday (August 26) during a stopover in Camden, N.J.
Singer Zac Brown interrupted the show during a performance of the band’s signature song, “Chicken Fried,” to report disruptive behavior by an unruly front-row spectator. Video footage captured by fans on social media shows the exchange, in which Brown asked that the offending viewer be removed from the show due to misbehaving towards another fan.
“Security, come over here. That guy in the black shirt, I want him gone, right now,” Brown said after the music ended, launching a swear-filled explanation as to why the guy had to leave.
“I just saw him scream in the face of a little girl and another woman. Get out of here,” the singer continued. “See you, b—h.”
The incident happened during a stop at the Freedom Mortgage Pavilion during ZBB’s Out in the Middle tour, which is set to continue through the fall. Although visibly upset by the fan’s alleged behavior, Brown quickly returned to the task at hand – entertaining a packed house of fans – ignoring the incident with, “You don’t treat a woman like that.”
The crowd booed the offending spectator as he was escorted from the venue. “Let’s try again,” Brown said then, launching into “Chicken Fried” again.
In addition to scheduled stops on their Out in the Middle tour, the Zac Brown Band recently announced a show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, where they will headline a benefit show for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). . band, as guitarist John Driskell Hopkins announced in May that he had been diagnosed with the disease.