Footage has emerged of Shinedown’s Brent Smith diving into a crowd at a recent show to break up a fight.
The concert took place on July 22 in Ontario, Canada, and saw Smith interrupt the performance to take matters into his own hands from the unruly audience.
During the altercation, Smith joined the crowd in warning the assailant to back off and calm down, before inviting the alleged victim to join the group at the stage side to watch the rest of the show.
“Hey, hey, yo! We’re looking you straight in the eye,” Smith said, trying to get the attention of the brawling punters. Then, after asking the crowd to “make way” for him to pass, he attempts to “calm down the fighters, man.” It seems at this point his reasoning isn’t enough to end the altercation, so he heads into the crowd himself, jumping over the barrier to address the culprit and check on the health of the people.
Shinedown is currently in the middle of their tour across Canada with special guests Pop Evil and Ayron Jones to help with their new album, Planet Zero. In a recent interview with Classic Rock, Smith revealed that the album wouldn’t have happened the way it did without the pandemic.
“Absolutely not, we would never have written something like this,” he noted. “But that’s part of the journey. Everything happens for a reason. The last six records we’ve written are from life experiences, situations, scenarios. The difference between those and this record is that it was a record that was written in real time, with all the others going through that.
The next American stage of Planet Zero The world tour kicks off in Bonner Springs, Kansas on September 3 with special guests Jelly Roll and John Harvie.
Watch some fan-filmed footage from the moment below: