VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth stopped the band’s concert earlier tonight (Tuesday, March 13) in Manchester, New Hampshire to berate fans who had been fighting in the crowd. The rock icon was doing his thing during VAN HALEN‘s performance of the ROY ORBISON classic “(Oh) Pretty Woman” at the Verizon Wireless Arena when he noticed some violence going down in the crowd. This did not please him.
“Knock off the fucking fighting. Fuck you!” screamed Roth to the applause of fans. “What do you think this is, a fucking mosh pit? You’ve got all the best-looking women on the fucking East Coast here and all you can fucking think of is fucking fighting?!?
“Ladies, I’m on your side, yeah,” Dave added, to more applause.
He ended his tirade by instructing the band’s drummer, Alex Van Halen, to “start it back at the top… Let’s do the whole thing over again.”
Fan-filmed video footage of the incident can be seen below. (Roth‘s rant begins around the 48-second mark.)