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Screeching Weasel cancels Troc show after SXSW fiasco

The April 7 Screeching Weasel show at the Trocadero (1003 Arch) has been canceled after band members quit over frontman Ben Weasel's attack on two women during a show last week at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX.

Screeching Weasel cancels Troc show after SXSW fiasco

The April 7 Screeching Weasel show at the Trocadero (1003 Arch) has been canceled after band members quit over frontman Ben Weasel's attack on two women during a show last week at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX.

Refunds for ticketholders are available at point of purchase says promoter Sean Agnew of R5 Productions.

The video posted here shows Weasel, aka Ben Foster, punching a female fan and then a woman believed to be a co-owner of the venue. The grouchy punk figure had been complaining on Twitter before the show about how upset he was to be playing a showcase for far less money than the band would normally receive.

Weasel apologized for the incident on his website. "As a husband, father and a musician on the public stage, I understand that it is my duty to always take respoonsibility for my actions in a socially acceptably way, and most especially in the face of controntation," read a portion of his statement.

This post has been updated.

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