British singer, Adele tells audience at Caesars Palace people are forgetting ‘show etiquette’ after a spate of incidents involving Pink and Bebe Rexha.
The British singer was filmed holding a T-shirt gun as she spoke to the audience at Caesars Palace, where she is performing her Las Vegas residency Weekends With Adele.
“Have you noticed how people are like, forgetting fucking show etiquette at the moment? People just throwing shit on stage, have you seen them?” she said. “I fucking dare you. Dare you to throw something at me and I’ll fucking kill you.”
After shooting a T-shirt into the crowd, she joked, “Stop throwing things at the artist when you can shoot things to people … I’ve been seeing these people. These people lost it, can you imagine?”
Last week, Pink paused a performance in London to address a fan who threw a bag of their mother’s ashes on stage. “This is your mum?” the American singer can be heard asking in footage of the incident. “I don’t know how I feel about this.”
Also last week, American country-pop singer Kelsea Ballerini was hit in the face by an object during a performance in Idaho. “If you ever don’t feel safe, please let someone around you know,” Ballerini said on stage afterwards. “If anyone’s pushing too much or you just have that gut feeling, just always flag it. Don’t throw things.”
Last month, pop singer Bebe Rexha was hit in the face by a phone thrown by an audience member at a concert in New York City, leaving her with a black eye. A 27-year-old man was later arrested and charged with assault.
A day later, a person ran on stage during an Ava Max show in Los Angeles, slapping the singer so hard that he “scratched the inside of [her] eye”, according to her tweet.
Last year, Steve Lacy smashed an iPhone that was thrown by a fan on stage, while Lady Gaga was targeted by an audience member who threw a doll at her as she performed in Toronto.