Falling in Reverse Singer Ronnie Radke Arrested for Injuring Two Fans
This time the arrest is due to two fans being injured when he threw several microphone stands into the crowd during a show that took place this past weekend at FestEVIL at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey.
One victim was a 16-year-old girl who was taken to the hospital for treatment on a cut she received to the head. The other was a 24-year-old man who was treated on the scene.
Radke was charged with simple and aggravated assault. It’s being reported he was released on $25,000 bail.
Due to this incident, Six Flags Great Adventure has banned all future metal- affiliated concerts at the park. Spokeswoman for the park, Kristin Siebenicher said, “This performer was completely reckless.” She added, “He had complete disregard for the safety of his fans. His actions were totally unacceptable. It’s not the type of entertainment that we want to be producing.”
As mentioned, this isn’t Radke’s first arrest. He was sentenced to five years probation on battery charges in connection with his role in a fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man in Nevada back in 2006. Though Radke didn’t shoot the man, he spent two and a half years in prison after violating probation when he skipped an appointment with an officer.
Falling in Reverse is expected to resume touring next week in Portland, Oregon.
Revolver covers the topic if metal concerts are too dangerous in the September/October issue, on newsstands now and available online right here.
The video below shows Radke wearing underwear on his head briefly and then throwing the stands into the crowd (near the end of the song).