Shia LaBeouf was reportedly kicked out of a Warpaint gig, with fans claiming that the Transformers actor ‘kept pushing the envelope with his harassment towards girls’.
The actor and artist has become known for his often bizarre antics, having recently livestreamed his own wedding from Las Vegas and being punched and playing with a student’s testicles while standing in a lift for 24 hours.
Now, it is claimed that when attending a Warpaint gig at Emo’s in Austin, Texas last week, he got into an altercation with members of the audience and was removed from the show.
“At the beginning of the last song (pre-encore), he began to shove his way to the front and was involved in an altercation with other patrons of the venue, as it was already full where he was shoving himself into. Guys were shoving him around as he was fighting back,” said one fan on Reddit.
Another added: “He kept pushing the envelope with his harassment towards girls. It started with him staring one down while walking into her, and when her friend shoved him and yelled ‘get the fuck off of her!’. He kept magnetizing to the front, and somewhere in the mix he was pushing his leg in between my friend Livi’s. She shoved him down, and that’s when I tried to push him out of the crowd. Then someone stopped me because it was Shia. So he got up, I confirmed it.
“So I calmed down and smiled. But he started up the act again with another girl. He was circling her and aggressively saying stuff like how he was going to hurt her into her ears. Acting like he owned her. Doing the cunnilingus gesture inches from her face.”
Warpaint are then said to have stopped performing while security escorted him from the venue. The band and LaBeouf are yet to respond. It was Warpaint themselves who invited him to the show, with other fans confirming his attendance at the gig:
@thecampaignbook wanna come to our show tonight at Emo's tonight?
— Warpaint (@_Warpaint) November 17, 2016
— mateo (@musicademateo) November 18, 2016
Shia LaBeouf was at the Warpaint concert and he stepped on my shoe.
— kristen (@kristeniris) November 18, 2016
How many people can say they shook Shia Labeouf's hand at a Warpaint concert?? About 4. But I'm one of them.
— Jorden (@JordenVee) November 18, 2016
Meanwhile, in support of their huge 2016 album ‘Heads Up’, Warpaint’s upcoming UK tour dates are below
March 22 2017 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
March 23 2017 – Leeds Beckett Students Union, Leeds
March 26 2017 – Vicar Street, Dublin
March 28 2017 – O2 Academy, Oxford
March 29 2017 – Dome, Brighton