Fans injured at teen group Mindless Behavior UK concert
- 1 May 2012
- From the section Music
Several people have been injured during a crowd surge at a gig by US teen band Mindless Behavior in London.
The US boy band had to cut short their set on Monday (30 April) at the IndigO2 over safety fears for the audience which was mainly teenage girls.
Mindless Behavior managed just three songs on the night before being forced to end the show.
Footage online shows band member Princeton urging the crowd to stop pushing.
In the videos he can also be seen asking the girls "to take five steps back".
In a statement a spokesperson for the O2 confirmed that "an incident involving a crowd surge during a live performance at indigO2 music club resulted in minor injuries to several members of the audience".
It continued: "The venue and the organizers are taking this incident very seriously and have begun a thorough investigation.
"The safety of our visitors remains our utmost priority and we continually monitor and review our event safety procedures to ensure lessons are learned and applied for the future."
Conor Maynard was due to support Mindless Behavior at the show but Maynard's performance was pulled altogether.
The Can't Say No singer tweeted: "I'm so sorry to the #Mayniacs that were at the show tonight! I wasn't able to go on because of the madness."
Mindless Behavior have just completed a brief UK tour, they played Birmingham and Manchester at the weekend.
The band are confirmed to perform at BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend on 23 and 24 June.