Aaron Lewis (Staind) ended up cutting his March 9 show at The Criterion in Oklahoma City, OK short after becoming angry with the audience for talking during his performance. The frontman was trying to play an acoustic version of Staind‘s “Intro” when he decided to storm offstage.
Lewis told the crowd the following:
“Listen, if you don’t shut the fuck up, you can’t even hear the guitar. So shut up. I’ve got three more fucking minutes — three. Can you please for once…?
Through the whole fucking evening, you guys have talked all fucking night. Shut the fuck up or I’m done.”
He later added:
“It’s so fucking ironic that this fucking song is a ‘thank you,’ and I can’t get you to shut the fuck up to hear it.”
Eventually, he started singing the opening verses, but the audience continued to talk resulting in him putting down his guitar and flicking his cup offstage before leaving. You can see footage of all that below.
This news comes after a similar situation occured during Lewis’ Pharr, TX show.