"When you get too many security guards in one building, there's always problems"
In footage you can see below, Leto ordered the house lights at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento to be turned up before criticising the venue’s security over their rough handling of fans.
“You do not need to take that guy down. You guys are being too aggressive tonight,” he said, pointing out one fan in particular who was being manhandled by ‘seven guys’.
“Do not abuse this guy, okay? Relax, settle down, don’t escalate the situation. That’s fine but there’s seven guys like on top of this guy. It’s ridiculous,” he continued.
“I know it’s a funny thing. It happens when you get too many security guards in one building, there’s always problems, there’s always problems, guys. Settle down, just take care of each other, just take care of each other.”
One fan who posted the footage on Instagram said that guards were “screaming at us and flashing there [sic] lights in our faces.”
They continue to allege that another fan, who is 17 years old, was “punched by security 6 times,” and was “thrown to the ground, kicked in the back and ribs,” and had beer poured on him.
The trouble seems to have arisen when Leto invited fans to join the band onstage.
Their most recent album ‘America’ charted at Number Four in the Official UK Albums Chart – the band’s highest UK chart position to date. During an interview with NME, frontman Jared Leto said that it ‘felt like a first album in a lot of ways.’