Ataris Facebook The Ataris singer/guitarist Kris Roe took to YouTube late…
- Posted on Oct 9th 2012 11:20AM by Jason MacNeil
Punknews.org reports that Roe introduced the song "Your Boyfriend Sucks" saying "they realize the guy they're with is fucking terrible for them," perhaps an indirect shot at the drummer before things went astray.
Roe goes back to the drummer to kick the song off, giving him either encouragement or some advice. A few minutes later, Roe turns his back to the audience and plays off the drummer while shaking his head slightly as if something isn't quite right. Four-and-a-half minutes into the clip, Roe then approaches a band mate and says something in his ear before returning to the drummer. Shaking his head again, Roe finally snaps, picking up his guitar and driving it into the kit.
Roe then kicks the kit and picks up a cymbal and tosses it to the rear of the stage.
"Our drummer's fucking failing it tonight, I don't know what the fucking problem is but I'm going finish the set by myself," Roe says. "I'll play a few songs, whatever you want to hear but I can't fucking do this. Sorry, sorry. We all have bad shows but it's fucking embarrassing, I can't handle it."
After saying that Roe then picks up the kick drum and tosses it in the direction of the drummer who has walked offstage.
"I apologize but there's a certain amount of fucking shit I can take, but, ah, rock and roll," Roe says before asking the crowd what they want to hear. A second angle of the incident -- also on YouTube -- shows the drummer continuing to play until the cymbal goes flying over his head. He then gets up, tosses his drumstick behind him and walks off.
Punknews were informed the drummer has quit The Ataris but the band has issued no statement on what transpired. The Ataris tweeted this morning their show in Providence, Rhode Island is still a go but "Kris will be playing this show solo."
The band's Tom Holst tweeted briefly on the incident, stating "we are working things out. Everything will be alright."
The Ataris released their last studio album in 2007 entitled Welcome the Night. The band -- who might be best known for their cover of Don Henley's "The Boys of Summer" -- are still working on the follow-up after Roe released a solo album Hang Your Head in Hope last year.