Ian Brown forced to abandon 'Fools Gold' after scuffle at Dubai gig – video

Fan says 'security got the wrong idea'

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Ian Brown

Ian Brown was forced to abandon a performance of The Stone Roses' 'Fools Gold' during his Dubai SoundCity gig on Thursday (October 1), after a scuffle apparently broke out between security and fans.

Fan recorded video footage of the incident has been uploaded to YouTube, and you can watch it by scrolling down now.

In the video, Brown is seen gesturing to the Madinat Arena crowd before appearing to motion to someone stood at the side of the stage to go to a specific audience member. Seconds later, a man is seen walking along the front row while Brown continues to point out the audience member in question.

Camera footage of what happens next isn't clear, though after a short time Brown is seen telling his band to abandon the track before repeatedly saying "Leave him alone!" into his microphone and pointing to the audience. He is later heard saying "Sorry mate, they're bullies mate."

YouTube user dap750 posted the following comment about the incident:

"The guy had a tattoo or writing on his back that Ian really liked and was pointing and showing the band and mates. Security got the wrong idea and piled in. I saw Ian's management help the bloke and his girlfriend over to the backstage bit and it looked like they were going to hang around and meet them man himself. So looks like it all ended well."

After the scuffle, Brown completed his 15-song set by playing a further two tracks, 'F.E.A.R.' and 'Stellify'. He had already played the latter earlier in his set, which also saw him air Stone Roses classics 'I Wanna Be Adored' and 'Waterfall'.

Ian Brown played:

'I Wanna Be Adored'
'Goodbye To The Broken'
'Love Like A Fountain'
'Sister Rose'
'Time Is My Everything'
'Save Us'
'Golden Gaze'
'Keep What Ya Got'
'Longsight M13'
'Crowning Of The Poor'
'Fools Gold'
'F.E.A.R. '

Watch video footage of the incident during 'Fools Gold' below:

Read More On This Artist

Ian Brown Merchandise
More News
Depeche Mode share live version of 'Enjoy The Silence' from Anton Corbijn concert film...
Tinchy Stryder and Chuckle Brothers share video for collaborative track 'To Me, To You'...
CMJ festival issues statement concerning Ebola scare
She And Him share cover of Dusty Springfield's 'Stay Awhile'
One Direction fan-fiction writer signs six-figure book deal
Klaxons hint at split: forthcoming UK tour will be their last
Panda Bear announces new album 'Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper' – hear first song now
Muse working with AC/DC producer on new studio album
Gerard Way covers Sleater-Kinney's 'I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone' – watch
Iggy Azalea teams with MØ for new single 'Beg For It' - listen
Thurston Moore criticises Twitter users who 'exist on scandal'
Brian Eno to reissue four albums with unreleased music
Lady Gaga helps gay friend propose to his boyfriend during Manchester gig
Everything Everything to complete new album in public during Manchester Library artist residency
Superfood stream debut album 'Don't Say That' – listen
Renowned music photographer David Redfern dies
Joanna Gruesome announce 2015 London residency
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong performs live with Joan Jett – watch
Kenny G denies meddling in foreign affairs after attending Hong Kong pro-democracy protest
Ozzy Osbourne urges original drummer Bill Ward to rejoin Black Sabbath for final album
Courtney Love claims she and Dave Grohl have a £6k bet about strippers
Martin Scorsese to produce The Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary documentary

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM