Garbage's Shirley Manson stops a fight during a concert

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Garbage’s Shirley Manson stops a fight during a concert

Garbage was offering their long-awaited concert at the American radio station KROQ’s ‘Almost Acoustic Christmas’ event, when Shirley Manson noticed that two people were fighting in the audience and decided to stop the brawl from the stage.

In a video documenting the scene uploaded to YouTube, Manson is seen singing ‘Wolves’ when the Scottish singer suddenly stops the performance. «What the hell are you doing? What the hell is wrong with you? Fuck that. “I don’t know, girls, I don’t know what happened and, frankly, I don’t care,” says the artist.

Visibly affected by the situation, Manson insists that the reasons for the fight are not his concern: “There is already a lot of shit happening in the world. Don’t we have enough shit in the world that you have to get aggressive in the middle of a Christmas party? Next, Manson turns to security: “I want you to find out what’s happening, I don’t want anyone to get hurt.”

‘Wolves’ was just the third song in Garbage’s set at the Christmas event in Los Angeles. Additionally, they played ‘Vow’, ‘Stupid Girl’, ‘#1 Crush’, ‘Only Happy When it Rains’ and ‘Push It’.

Garbage released their latest studio album, ‘No Gods, No Masters’, in 2021. So we had the chance to talk to Shirley about it and review Garbage’s discography in depth. In 2022 ‘Anthology’ hit the market.

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