EYEHATEGOD drummer Aaron Hill was robbed and assaulted with a knife prior to the band’s scheduled performance in Guadalajara, Mexico last night (July 7).
Informador.mx reports that 35-year-old musician was attacked by three men and a woman not far from the Forum Independence, the venue where the band was slated to play. The assailants reportedly threatened Hill a knife and left him with a five-centimeter wound on his left side. He is said to be doing fine, although he was unable to play the show.
The concert’s promoter, Show No Mercy Promotions, said on social media that the members of EYEHATEGOD had “a driver at their disposal,” but given the close proximity of the group’s hotel to the venue, Hill opted to walk.
According to the show’s promoter, Show No Mercy, the band “have a driver at their disposal,” but given the close proximity of the group’s hotel to the venue, Hill opted to walk.
You can read Show No Mercy’s entire statement on the matter below (translated by Google).
“Today while Aaron Hill walked to the venue he suffered a robbery. They have a driver at their disposal; but they were touring the city all afternoon so he preferred to walk to the venue, for his hotel is very close; when 4 people, 2 Blocks, intercepted and took away their belongings While one of them threatened him and made him a 5 cm wound on the left side. He is well, however it was not possible to continue with the show.
“It should be mentioned that neither forum independence, nor nms, nor Aaron are responsible for this event; for it is not possible that you can not walk safe on the street willing to enjoy your Sunday.
“We appreciate the support of red cross and police Guadalajara for the attentions.
“Enrique Alfaro we hope that this crime will not go unpunished and we can enjoy our city with tranquility.
“During the week we will let you know the refund process.”