Black Lips cut short India tour

January 26th, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, January 26 (ANI): Rockers Black Lips abandoned their seven-date India tour in between following troubles with the police over their raunchy onstage behaviour.

The band, who had been half-way through the tour, had reportedly incurred the wrath of promoters after its guitarist Cole Alexander stripped and jumped into the crowd at their Chennai concert on January 23.

Alexander was said to have later got back onstage and kissed his fellow band members, according to Indiecision.com.

Enraged promotion company executives had allegedly called in the police and put off the rest of the tour driving the band to flee the nation.

“They (the promoters) tried to get security to restrain us until the Tamil police arrived. We locked the door while they were kicking and banging on it. Meanwhile, we slipped out the other emergency exit,” Contactmusic quoted a statement from the group as saying.

“For future reference, we really enjoyed the people of India and we hope western rock bands will be able to tour there in the future,” they added. (ANI)

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