Miss May I might be finishing up their current small venue tour in support of their new album, Rise of the Lion, but sadly, this weekend something happened to one of their fans during the show. Alberto Scott, a 21-year-old fan of the metalcore band collapsed outside of The Studio at Webster Hall in New York this past Saturday.
Originally, it was reported that he had hit his head on the floor when he staged dived from the stage into the audience. Many venues, due to this consequence, have become aware of it and began to enforce a zero tolerance for stage diving (posted signs and security at the foot of the stage have been added to several venues).
The BrooklynVegan was the first to report about the incident, getting first hand accounts on what happened, with bystanders even claiming that he had not hit his head and collapsed like it had been assumed, but rather it all happened outside the venue.
Webster Hall did post on Facebook that “the patron in question did not die while stage diving. The patron collapsed while exiting the venue, as video footage and the police corroborate.”
At the moment, neither the venue or the band have released a full-length statement about the event. Last night, Miss May I did post a letter to fans, promising to release a full statement about Scott’s death, soon.
The band wrote: “Hey everyone, we are aware of the incident that occurred at Webster Hall last night and will be posting a statement shortly. However, we are awaiting further information regarding the situation before we are able to make a full statement.”
According to many of Scott’s friend who quickly went online to post their condolences and sentiments about his passing, revealed that he lived and breathed music and even had posted a picture of him with Miss May I vocalist, Levi Benton.
He is survived by his sister who lives in Florida.