US singer dropkicks girl fan off Toronto stage


Parker Cannon at the Mod Club in Toronto on April 10, 2016The U.S. band The Story So Far from Walnut Creek, California was performing in Toronto at The Mod Club when lead singer Parker Cannon (pictured) noticed a girl who’d gotten on stage to take a selfie.

He was behind her when he leaped into the air and kicked her in the back. She went flying off the stage into the crowd.

A fan was filming the concert and posted the video above to YouTube, where it’s gotten over 900,000 views. Mod Club manager Jorge Dias said he was shocked by the singer’s actions and has banned the group from playing at the club. “We are appalled by the actions of the singer,” he said. “That was a very cowardly act.”

The videographer described what happened with obvious sarcasm: “Parker gently caresses girl off stage with his foot after overstaying her welcome.”

As it turns out, this is not the first time Cannon has kicked a fan. Last June he kicked a guy in Houston, Texas who was on the stage taking a selfie. The fan landed on the stage and then quickly scrambled off.

The incident in Toronto looks far more serious, although the woman has not yet come forward to press charges.

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  1. Lenny • April 14, 2016 @ 9:58 AM

    Finally someone takes a stand against selfies.

  2. RL • April 14, 2016 @ 11:14 AM

    LMAO…
    I mean, it was a sucker punch, but I can’t help but laugh at the shenanigans of crappy pseudo-punkette bands like this ones, and their pseudo fans.
    I wonder why I never saw in the news any of the Slayer, Napalm Death, Cro-Mags, Ministry gigs back in the 80s and 90s.
    These kids.. they have it SO easy now.

  3. Cynthia • April 14, 2016 @ 12:06 PM

    I’m guessing since he gets away with this all the time, the singer thinks it’s okay to attack people. It’s never okay to attack someone (unless it’s self defence, which obviously it wasn’t in either case shown here) and I hope the girl presses charges. That’s assault and battery. He should not only be banned from the club, but from Canada.

  4. Wendy • April 14, 2016 @ 12:16 PM

    The lead singer doesn’t care but if charged I’d laugh if his own country doesn’t allow him back in. Border security don’t allow bad ass strays in. LMAO!

  5. Hearher • April 14, 2016 @ 12:24 PM

    That’s assault! She should press charges!! He had no right to do that.. What an ego this guy must have…Performers think they’re above everyone else.. but hey.. Without the fans listening to their songs buying their music and attending their concerts … They are NOTHING!!! This guy needs to be taught a lesson! Ban him from The human race let alone Canada!! Who needs a jerk like him !!😀😀😀

  6. Catherine • April 14, 2016 @ 12:26 PM

    This band should not be allowed to come back to Canada to perform again. That kind of behavior should never be tolerated!! Who gives them the right to treat their fans like that!! They are really not that talented and I don’t like their music at all. The girl that was kicked should come forward and the lead singer should be charged for the attack!! The video is proof of his crime!! There are too many bands that think they are above the law which they are not!! He is just a thug!! This is not isolated incident!!

  7. Arlene • April 14, 2016 @ 12:43 PM

    What gives this guy the right to attack fans. This act was recorded, so he can’t deny it. This girl must have injuries, so she should press charges, so that he has to pay for this assault by jail time, or being removed from the band.

    Now that he’s been exposed, he has a bad reputation and legal problems he must face.

  8. Marina • April 14, 2016 @ 1:36 PM

    What about all the other fans getting onstage and diving off? Seems like a double standard here. I definitely DO NOT think the singer should have literally kicked her off the stage like that. But the fans also need to act responsibly. If they’re willing to take such a dangerous risk, they have to be willing to take any consequences that go with it. The singer does need to be fined or charged or punished in some way though.

  9. Ozzy • April 14, 2016 @ 1:41 PM

    If he had not done it. Security would have done it for him.
    You go to shows to be entertained if you are not part of the band stay off the stage.

    P.S.

    I hate selfies and the whole generation that takes them. Especially when driving.

  10. CDubya • April 14, 2016 @ 1:53 PM

    Wow. Simply wow. The nerve of that girl to not harm anyone and somehow get past the crackpot security staff to just take a picture of her favy band which nobody ever heard of. No idea why the singer didn’t whip out his pistol. Clearly it was deserving of more than just a kick for a pic.

  11. Tracy Pullman • April 14, 2016 @ 2:04 PM

    The fan should of charged the piece of shit.. If it wasn’t for fans, he wouldn’t be on that stage. I hope everyone bans against this band.. What he did was wrong.. what a loser..

  12. Murray Maxwell • April 14, 2016 @ 3:21 PM

    I personally believe that she should have asked for permission to take the selfie first. Anyone agree? Or disagree?

  13. Kevin • April 14, 2016 @ 3:45 PM

    drop kicking a fan in the back is not only bad for business, it opens you to being charged with assault. And you can’t claim self defense when her back was to you.

    Foolish foolish people.

    Hire some security people next time .

  14. Cindy • April 14, 2016 @ 3:56 PM

    What a Goof ! Band stinks too !

  15. Christine • April 14, 2016 @ 5:25 PM

    He has the right to control distribution of his image but he went about it the wrong way. If the band doesn’t want people to take pics/video they they need to put that in their contract and discuss security with the venues. I work at a theatre that often hosts concerts. It’s often the ushers responsibility to stop it (and as an usher I have no problem escourting people from the building for it). Other times if we think there will be a problem we bring in additional security. My question is, was there any notice given that this wasn’t permitted – an announcement, maybe something written on the tickets or website? If not then yes she should press charges. If so, still she could give it a shot but she’ll probably just get told she was warned.

  16. Tess • April 14, 2016 @ 5:46 PM

    Talk about flushing your band down the toilet…spine, or neck injuries anyone? That’s how one incredibly stupid act can cost the fan a lifetime of rehab and the musical halfwit a huge personal injury lawsuit. I can hear the lawyers sharpening their knives right now…

  17. Charles M. • April 14, 2016 @ 8:15 PM

    Take this dickbreathed bastard, find the woman he kicked into crowd and other *abused* women, and give them baseball bats that they can use on him. Then take what’s left to the American Border and make sure that he is BANNED FOR LIFE!!!

  18. O G schooler • April 14, 2016 @ 9:49 PM

    What a joke. This generation are such a bunch of pussies.
    You make me laugh. Wannabe punks at a wannabe punk show, someone gets
    punked, political correctness abounds and now the laws come into question.
    Maybe her mom should chaperone next time.

  19. Susan • April 15, 2016 @ 7:19 AM

    Any guy that does that is an animal, she could have broken her back.

  20. Mitch • April 15, 2016 @ 9:17 AM

    The real crime hear is this shite music

  21. Mitch • April 15, 2016 @ 9:18 AM

    The real crime comitted here is the shite music

  22. Kait • April 15, 2016 @ 11:06 AM

    OMG I’m not gonna lie, the part where she gets kicked and the way she goes back into the crowd is too hilarious! Couldn’t stop laughing lol

    But Jokes aside, what kind of man kicks a woman in the back? Couldn’t he just have asked her to get off the stage?? What the hell drugs is he on? That woman could have been seriously injured. I’m assuming she luckily is not, cause then she would’ve pressed charges. I still think she should just to teach him a lesson. Yes, she was wrong for jumping on the stage but didn’t deserve a cheap kick to the back…..Sooo ridiculous!

  23. sarah • April 27, 2016 @ 8:58 AM

    arrest him for assault. mini unimportant band. they should be banned from playing everywhere

  24. LJ • April 28, 2016 @ 3:24 PM

    Good for him. She shouldn’t have been up there

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