The remaining dates of So Solid Crew‘s crisis hit UK tour are in doubt this morning (December 3) , with the band themselves unsure if any shows will go ahead.
A statement from the south London collective confirms that the Cardiff, Leicester, Cambridge, Liverpool and London gigs are off. The Sun newspaper also claims this morning that the opening show in Norwich on Wednesday (December 5) has been postponed, though the venue would not confirm this.
So Solid Crew have hit out at the "paranoia and hysteria” surrounding the tour, claiming they are being treated like football hooligans.
The statement reads: "In a climate that harks back to the notorious punk group the Sex Pistols, it seems authorities are determined to make So Solid Crew and [tour partners] Oxide & Neutrino the groups kids aren’t allowed to see.
"The bands themselves are shocked at this turn of events,” they add. "The incident at the Astoria, where there was a shooting that did not directly involve So Solid Crew and Oxide & Neutrino and they have made it clear that they abhor violence. They feel that they are no more responsible for the actions of a minority in the crowd than the England football team was when troublemakers disrupted games in the past.”
A statement on the fate of the rest of the tour is expected later today.