Mudvayne seems like they’ve had a series of rough go’s on the live stage over the past year. The band announced their return after over a decade away last year, in what was definitely one of the weirder “we’re back” statements released by a band:
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“These symptoms suggested that our evolution, I suppose, from the animal kingdom into human kingdom itself was catalyzed or triggered by our encounter with these hallucinogenics, and… Yes, we are an ape with a symbiotic relationship to a mushroom, and that has given us self reflection, language, religion, and all the spectrum of effects that flow from these things And one can only wonder how these hallucinogens might effect our future evolution as well They have brought us to this point and as we make our relationship to them conscious, we may be able to take control of our future evolutionary path
Anyways, soon after returning to the stage, the band had to pull out of their much-anticipated Louder Than Life Festival set in 2021 due to lead singer Chad Gray testing positive for COVID.
While they were finally able to return to the road for a proper tour this summer, they made headlines a few weeks back over an incident where Chad fell of the stage mid-song while ironically performing the song ‘Not Falling.’ Poor dude.
Now, it looks like he recently endured another bout of bullshit while performing live. The incident happened a few weeks back on July 21 at their Noblesville show. It’s unclear what provoked the audience member to throw beer (and apparently spit?) in Chad’s face, but the audience member somehow made it out with only a few well-deserved middle fingers from Chad and the beer cup slapped out of his hand. Most singers would’ve lost their cool and reacted with violence, so kudos to Chad for keeping it together and not delivering a beat down.
You can watch the video below, and make sure to catch Mudvayne live on the road if they come near you soon. It probably goes without saying, but don’t be a jackass and throw anything at Chad (or any band member for that matter).
And here’s another video angle of the incident that was captured by a fan: