Sturgill Simpson Breaks Up Fight at Kentucky Concert [WATCH]
Sturgill Simpson played a sold-out gig at the Madison Theater in Covington, Ky., on Saturday (Jan. 31), and when the capacity crowd got a little rambunctious, the singer actually broke up a fight while onstage.
While Simpson was singing 'Sometimes Wine,' some fans were pushing and shoving for elbow room -- and it got a little heated. The Kentucky-born artist tried to keep the song going, but he eventually had to stop his band and help calm things down.
"Hold up, hold up, hold up, hold up ... YOU!" Simpson shouted at the culprit. "Hey, hey, hey. Come on now, everyone came to have a good time. It doesn't matter who started it; all that matters is that it’s over ...
"One a--hole at a time, and right now it’s my turn, so ..." Simpson added, to the crowd's delight.
The 22-song set continued on, and the offending parties were dealt with by security. Press play on the video above to see footage of the incident (but be forewarned, it contains NSFW language).
Simpson has lots of exciting things happening in his life right now. His 'Metamodern Sounds in Country Music' record is up for a Grammy Award at the 2015 ceremony, coming up on Feb. 8; he recently signed with Atlantic Records; and his original run of U.S. tour dates sold out, prompting him to add more shows, stretching from January through July.
Hopefully the rest of those shows will be sans fights -- although Simpson certainly isn't afraid of breaking them up and letting them know who's boss.