Disgruntled Fan Crashes Car Into Club During P.O.D. Concert: Photos, Video

September 23, 2021

Two people were arrested earlier this week after they crashed a car into a Birmingham, Alabama club where P.O.D., FROM ASHES TO NEW and ALL GOOD THINGS were performing.

According to the Birmingham Police Department, the suspects allegedly drove their car into the Zydeco Bar shortly before 10:30 p.m. Tuesday (September 21). After the crash, the suspects fled the scene before being taken into custody. Several people at the bar said that the driver was kicked out of the venue earlier in the night. One person sustained minor injuries.

FROM ASHES TO NEW vocalist Matt Brandyberry later shared a video on social media in which he explained the circumstances that led to the crash. He said: "Apparently, what happened was this dude got kicked out of our show tonight. And I guess he got mad at the security guard for doing that. I guess they got into a fight and, from what I'm hearing, someone pulled a gun — security pulled a gun or something like that — and they got into a fight. And then this dude left… I guess what ended up happening was after he left, he came back with his car and he tried to run the security guard over. … This dude ran his fucking car into the bar, into the club. … I guess he must've hit the security guard, but the security guard seems fine; he's bleeding, but he seems like he's fine. But the dude who's driving the car is mangled. The dude is, like, all messed up."

P.O.D.'s concert at Zydeco was part of a 38-city U.S. tour which kicked off last month. The band is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its landmark, multi-platinum album "Satellite", which spawned the hits "Alive" and "Youth Of A Nation".

P.O.D. dropped "Satellite: 20th Anniversary Edition" as a double-CD and digitally on September 3 through Rhino. The 27-song collection introduces a newly remastered version of the original album, plus a selection of rarities, remixes, and four previously unreleased demos, including "Alive (Semi-Acoustic Version)". A few weeks later, on October 8, "Satellite: 20th Anniversary Edition" will be released on vinyl as a double-LP as a part of Rhino's Rocktober campaign.

Photo courtesy of Birmingham Police Department

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