They’re the Australian rock band known for their retro-inspired discography.
And things may have gotten a little too rock and roll for Wolfmother at their concert last Friday, with frontman Andrew Stockdale accused of being ‘removed from his own concert by security’ after ‘a two-hour drunken set’, according to Music Feeds.
But speaking to Daily Mail Australia Andrew denied he had been escorted out, explaining that the security had been providing a buffer between him and the fans.
‘A few beers almost got the better of us!’ Wolfmother frontman Andrew Stockdale denies being ‘removed from his own concert by security’ after ‘a two-hour drunken set’ during Byron Bay gig
Wolfmother fan and concertgoer Josh Parkinson told Music Feeds Andrew performed ‘a two-hour drunken set’ which included ACDC covers.
Management were trying to wrap up the concert when the band decided to perform their hit Joker and The Thief for a second time that evening, Josh claimed.
‘And while they were playing that last song he jumped down from stage to get to the crowd but the security escorted him out. 11/10 unforgettable night,’ he added.
Joining the crowd: Andrew can be seen removing his shirt during the night before leaving the stage and being mobbed by the crowd
A video of the concert Andrew can be seen removing his shirt during the night before leaving the stage and being mobbed by the crowd.
A security guard can then be seen escorting Andrew out of the crowd as audience members cheered.
But speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Andrew said he had been drinking but denied it resulted in him being ‘removed’.
‘Don’t get me wrong I did without a doubt drink way too much – I’m not that in denial of the situation,’ he explained, adding that the band had played for their entire two hour set.
Video: A security guard can then be seen escorting Andrew out of the crowd as audience members cheered
‘At the end of the show I just walked off through the crowd and the security were just acting like a buffer between me and the crowd, [I was] interacting with the crowd hugging people and then when back to the band room and that was it.
‘… The whole thing of being removed I don’t know about that – If I was going to be removed I would be removed in an hour or 45 minutes into the night.’
Andrew said he rarely drank that much before a gig but had relaxed the rules a little last week because he was in his home town of Byron Bay and his second child is due to be born next month.
‘It’s like a once in a blue moon – my theory is don’t drink until an hour before the show whereas this time we drank a round as soon as we finished soundcheck,’ he said.
‘You’re in your hometown you’re at your local pub, you forget, ”oh yeah I’ve got to play a show in six hours’ time”.’
In a statement to Music Feeds, Wolfmother said their free Byron Bay show had been ‘colourful and unique’ after ‘a few beers’.
‘Let’s just say a few beers in one of the most spectacularly located pubs in the world almost got the better of us. We’re happy to say we made it through and are better for it,’ they said.
‘It’s definitely one to be remembered, even though it’s slightly hard to remember it’: Wolfmother said their free Byron Bay show had been ‘colourful and unique’ after ‘a few beers’
‘The show was colourful and unique, let’s just say that. It’s definitely one to be remembered, even though it’s slightly hard to remember it, thanks to all the who came along, thanks to the good people of The Beachy.’
Bursting on to the Australian music scene with their self-titled first album in 2005, Wolfmother have gained a loyal following.
The popular band have three ARIA awards to their name, including one for Best Rock Album.
Wolfmother’s new single Freedom is Mine is currently out and available on iTunes.
Iconic: The popular band have three ARIA awards to their name, including one for Best Rock Album