Gym Class Heroes drummer speaks about arrest

Reasons for Matt McGinley’s arrest finally made clear

Gym Class Heroes star Matt McGinley has spoken about his arrest.

As previously reported the drummer was apprehended on March 12 in Mexico.

In a statement McGinley wrote: “This is Matt McGinley from the band Gym Class Heroes. I was hoping you could relay to the internet world that I was released from Mexican jail about an hour ago.


“Basically, I partied a little too hard on Sunday night and, when I started to feel sick, left my band to walk back to the hotel…In my drunkenness, I staggered into what I thought was my hotel room and fell asleep in a chair.

“Several hours later I awoke to a room full of screaming ‘Policia’, as I had accidentally wandered into some dude’s condominium and passed out. They hauled me off to jail where I spent the following 32 hours in a complete, sweaty boredom for trespassing. It sucked. I’m flying back to the states tomorrow to meet back up with the band and continue the ‘Darryl Hall For President Tour’.”

Absolute Punk reports the band are set to play the following live dates:

Chicago House Of Blues (March 15)

Sauget Pop’s (16)

Lawrence Granada (17)


Minneapolis First Avenue (18)

Englewood Gothic Theater (20)

Salt Lake City Avalon Theater (21)

Seattle El Corazon (23)

Portland Hawthorne Theater (24)

Orangevale The Boardwalk (25)

Hollywood House Of Blues (26)

San Francisco The Fillmore (27)

San Diego Soma (28)

Anaheim House Of Blues (29)

Phoenix Marquee Theatre (30)

Tucson Rialto Theatre (31)

Albuquerque Sunshine Theater (April 1)

Dallas Granda Theatre (3)

San Antonio White Rabbit (4)

Houston Meridian (5)

New Orleans House Of Blues (6)