Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell swore at members of the audience and threatened them with violence after being pelted with bread during a live show this weekend.
Harwell and his band were performing at the Taste of Fort Collins street festival in Colorado, USA. People attending the festival are given a loaf of bread upon entry and began throwing slices in the air during the Smash Mouth set, with some bread reportedly landing on the stage.
Consequence of Sound reports that Harwell took exception to this and “launched into a profanity filled tirade” and, at one point, “threatened to go into the audience and had to be restrained by security members” as his band attempted to play hit single ‘All Star’. Harwell left the stage before the band finished their allotted time at the festival.
“Come on, someone throw one more thing at me,” Harwell can be heard saying in the video below. “If you’re man enough to throw something at me I’m going to walk out there and beat the fucking shit out of you. You’re a bunch of pussy bitches.”
In addition to Smash Mouth, this year’s Taste of Fort Collins festival also saw performances from Atlas Genius, Andy Grammer and The Mowgli’s plus local bands including Over The Counter and Amzy.
Smash Mouth released their latest album ‘Magic’ in 2012.