Hermosa Beach, CA punk veterans and Epitaph Records mainstays Pennywise celebrated their last show at this year’s Warped Tour by apparently getting crunked then assaulting and trashing the tour bus of North Carolina emo band Alesana.
In a statement to AltPress regarding the incident, which took place at the Warped stop in Denver, Alesana frontman Shawn Milke says, “…After a night out with friends, both our band and our tour manager were attacked blindly by by two very drunk members of Pennywise. Alesana is a non-violent band and always has been. We do not encourage or willingly participate in any violent activities. The two guys entered our bus and, without any instigating on our part, began punching us and trashing our bus.”
The two Pennywise members in question weren’t identified but they had to be restrained by Denver cops. It’s ironic that a band known for such anthemic, unifying tunes like “Bro Hymn” would act out this way, but regardless, it should be interesting to see what transpires soon in Australia as both bands are booked to play the Soundwave Festival there next year. [via Daily Swarm]