The Brian Jonestown Massacre Frontman Says He Won't Return To Australia After Controversial Gig

18 June 2018 | 1:46 pm | Staff Writer

Anton Newcombe has again spoken out about the Sydney show.

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The Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman Anton Newcombe has said he may not return to Australia following the band's controversial gig in Sydney earlier this month

Newcombe was slammed by fans and others walked out of the show after he lashed out at a fan during the set, saying, "Whatever, you're a dickhead. Your mum probably screamed like that when she was being raped and that's how you were born". 

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Taking to Twitter recently, Newcombe wrote, "I don't think i will return to Australia. i'm fine with it.

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"I meet loads of great australians all over the planet. i loved the great was great fun,i came to play musc [sic] like i was asked... for some reason it was ok to hang me out all night in sydney while people… threw shit ant [sic] [band member Hákon Aðalsteinsson] and i for two hours straight until after the end of the show.

"Bottom line,i am a 50 year guy singing love songs... haha - what is the threat? i didn't say anything all night... until the end. fact."

Newcombe's comments come after he claimed he "never made light of rape culture" when addressing the controversy. 

See the tweets below.

Newcombe recently hinted in an interview with The Music that the band had plans to return in 2019 for "a crazy show outside of Melbourne" with The Dandy Warhols.