DZ Deathrays have taken to social media to make a post slamming audience members who act in a “disrespectful” manner towards their tour support acts.
Earlier this month, DZ Deathrays kicked off their Tour With The Lot, an intensive run of shows that will keep them on the road until mid-April.
However, the band have noted that audience attitudes towards Moaning Lisa has been less than stellar at recent performances.
Taking to Facebook earlier this evening, DZ Deathrays wrote an impassioned plea towards their crowd to treat everyone at their shows with respect.
“There has been a number of instances where men have been disrespectful to our support act, Moaning Lisa and this is absolutely not on,” DZ Deathrays began.
“We have asked them to join us on this tour because we thoroughly enjoy their music and want to showcase a great band to a new crowd.”
“For them to feel unsafe is absolutely unacceptable.”
“If you’re caught being disrespectful to anyone at any of our shows you will be immediately removed,” they continued.
“We don’t want this to happen at our shows, or anyone’s shows. After hearing about the multiple occurrences we can’t help but feel completely heartbroken at the actions of some people attending our shows. A DZ show should be a fun and inclusive affair for all attending.”
“If your mate is acting up, call them out,” the band concluded. “If you see someone being disrespectful or making anyone feel unsafe please let security, staff or us know.”
Check out Moaning Lisa’s ‘Good’:
Of course, DZ Deathrays’ recent post is sadly just the latest in a long line of pleas from bands asking for respect from their crowds.
Back in August, Tasmania’s Luca Brasi were forced to call out a number of “ropehead fucks” for their “unwelcome” behaviour during their tour.
“There were certain members of the audience in Sydney whose behaviour made people feel unwelcome and unsafe, so much so that they decided to leave our show early,” the band wrote.
While Moaning Lisa have not commented on the behaviour of the crowds at their recent performances, we do have to wonder how hard it can be to show some respect to not only your fellow audience members, but also the bands performing up on stage.
Check out DZ Deathrays’ ‘Front Row Hustle (feat. Briggs, Jesswar, and Trials)’:
DZ Deathrays’ Tour With The Lot 2019
With special guests Moaning Lisa*
Friday, March 22nd
Garden Party Festival, Wollongong, NSW (18+)
Saturday, March 23rd
UC Refectory, Canberra, ACT* (18+)
Friday, March 29th
Newcastle Uni, Newcastle, NSW* (18+)
Saturday March 30th
Entrance Leagues Club, Central Coast, NSW (18+)
Sunday, March 31st
Northern Beaches PCYC, Dee Why, NSW* (U18s)
Thursday, April 4th
Beer Deluxe, Albury, NSW* (18+)
Friday, April 5th
The Pier, Frankston, VIC* (18+)
Saturday, April 6th
Torquay Hotel, Torquay, VIC* (18+)
Sunday, April 7th
The Whalers Hotel, Warrnambool, VIC* (18+)
Wednesday, April 10th
Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC* (18+)
Thursday, April 11th
The Tap House, Bendigo, VIC* (18+)