It’s been a while since we’ve seen Aaron Lewis with his band Staind but he still writes and performs all be it doing country music.
You’d think that the country crowd would be a little more sedate than the rock crowds that Staind used to play for but that wasn’t the case on Saturday when Lewis stormed off the stage after the audience refused to keep quiet during his final song.
There seems to be a pattern here, the singer did the same thing only a month ago following an altercation with fans.
In the video you can see below, Lewis was close to the end of his gig at The Criterion in Oklahoma City, when he asked the audience to be quiet while he performed an unplugged version of the classic Staind track ‘Intro.’
This didn’t go down to well, in fact, Lewis started shouting at the crowd: “Shut the f*** up.” The crowd didn’t, and Lewis gave them another warning: “Listen I’m f***king good. I don’t have to do this … Shut the f*** up or I am done.’”
Playing a few more chords and singing lyrics that included, ‘thank you to the people in my life,’ Lewis had had enough. He slammed down his guitar and stormed off stage.
This outburst came only a month after Lewis’ his last run-in with fans. Performing at the Pharr Events Center in Texas on February 2nd, he started getting frustrated with the crowd and said: “I don’t understand what you’re not getting. You’re not gonna hear the song unless it’s quiet,” Lewis told the crowd. A person in the crowd then shouted out to Lewis: ‘Espanol’ – in an attempt to get the singer to sing in Spanish.
‘I’m sorry I don’t know how to speak Spanish, I’m American,’ Lewis replied. Some of the crowd started cheering, while others booed the country singer. This caused Lewis to walk back to the microphone and say: ‘Thank you very much, have a great night,” before walking off stage.